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We will send you an email as soon as this title is available. Join the Conversation. But none of these remarkable events occurred in isolation. 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. Exquisitely written and utterly compelling, The Great Upheaval vividly depicts an arc of revolutionary fervor stretching from Philadelphia and Paris to St. Petersburg and Cairo—with fateful results.
A landmark in historical literature, Winik's gripping, epic portrait of this tumultuous decade will forever transform the way we see America's beginnings and our world. The story of what went wrong during the postwar period Kennedy, with this masterful account of the crucial period that shaped the postwar world. As the Obama Administration struggles to define its strategy for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Dallek's critical and compelling look at Truman, Churchill, Stalin, and other world leaders in the wake of World War II not only offers important historical perspective but provides timely insight on America's course into the future.
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Jay Winik. While most courses focus on the entire sweep of the conflict, this course presents an in-depth examination of the waning days of the great struggle. We'll examine the dramatic events leading up to April and ponder some of the unthinkable alternatives that, had they materialized, would have surely prevented the formation of the country we know today. This New York Times best-seller from noted historian and acclaimed author Jay Winik forever changes common perceptions of the final month of the American Civil War.
April could have destroyed the nation. Instead, it saved it. Robert E. Lee surrenders his forces to Ulysses S.
Grant at Appomattox one week later. In good spirits and sensing the war's end, President Abraham Lincoln attends a comedic play--and is assassinated.
Simultaneously, Secretary of State William Seward is brutally attacked, but survives. Along with fears that remaining Confederate soldiers will break into guerrilla bands, these events threaten to plunge America into turmoil. But it is not to be. Winik's engrossing narrative sweeps readers along from one incredible moment to the next until, remarkably, peace is reached.
A provocative and deeply researched account, this modern classic is a major reassessment of the 30 most pivotal days in United States history. Instead, it saved those democracies—but with a fateful cost. Just as the Allies were landing in Normandy, the Nazis were accelerating the killing of millions of European Jews. Winik shows how escalating pressures fell on an infirm Roosevelt, who faced a momentous decision. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the Jews?
Or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? Destined to take its place as one of the great works of World War II, is the first book to retell these events with moral clarity and a moving appreciation of the extraordinary actions of many extraordinary leaders. Similar audiobooks.
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