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Great Upheaval America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

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ISBN-10: 006008314X

ISBN-13: 9780060083144

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jay Winik

List price: $17.95
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It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, Russia towered as a vast imperial power, and France plunged into revolution. But in contrast to the way conventional histories tell it, none of these remarkable events occurred in isolation. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian Jay Winik masterfully illuminates how their fates combined in one extraordinary moment to change the course of civilization. A sweeping, magisterial drama featuring the richest cast of characters ever to walk upon the world stage, including Washington, Jefferson, Louis XVI, Robespierre, and Catherine the Great, The Great Upheaval is a gripping, epic…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada, Limited
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

JAY WINIK is the author of the New York Times bestseller APRIL 1865, which received wide international acclaim. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. A senior scholar of history and public policy at the University of Maryland, he is a member of the governing council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Winik lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.