The Great Upheaval

The Great Upheaval

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, Russian towered as a vast imperial power, and France plunged into monumenal revolution. But none of these remarkable events occurred in siolation. In 'The Great Upheaval', acclaimed historian Jay Winik masterfully illuminates how their fates combined in one extraordinary moment to change the course of civilization. Winik brings his vast, meticulous research and narrative genius to the cold, dark battlefields and deadly clashes of ideologies that defined this age. Here is a savage world war, the toppling of a great dynasty, and an America struggling to survive at home and abroad. Here, too, is the first modern Holy War between Islam and a resurgent Christian empire. And here is the richest cast of characters ever to walk upon the world stage: Washington.
Publisher: [New York] : HarperAudio, 2007.
ISBN: 9780061554377
0061554375
Additional Contributors: Tsoutsouvas, Sam
Summary: It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink of oblivion, Russian towered as a vast imperial power, and France plunged into monumenal revolution. But none of these remarkable events occurred in siolation. In 'The Great Upheaval', acclaimed historian Jay Winik masterfully illuminates how their fates combined in one extraordinary moment to change the course of civilization. Winik brings his vast, meticulous research and narrative genius to the cold, dark battlefields and deadly clashes of ideologies that defined this age. Here is a savage world war, the toppling of a great dynasty, and an America struggling to survive at home and abroad. Here, too, is the first modern Holy War between Islam and a resurgent Christian empire. And here is the richest cast of characters ever to walk upon the world stage: Washington.

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