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The Great Upheaval

Jay Winik

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 monumental revolution. 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. And here is the richest cast of characters ever to walk upon the world stage: Washington and Jefferson, Louis XVI and Robespierre, Catherine the Great, Adams, Napoleon, and Selim III. 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.

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 monumental revolution. 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. And here is the richest cast of characters ever to walk upon the world stage: Washington and Jefferson, Louis XVI and Robespierre, Catherine the Great, Adams, Napoleon, and Selim III. 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.
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History

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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 monumental revolution. 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. And here is the richest cast of characters ever to walk upon the world stage: Washington and Jefferson, Louis XVI and Robespierre, Catherine the Great, Adams, Napoleon, and Selim III. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sam Tsoutsouvas

Length:

12h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:54


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

12:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:19


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:02


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

10:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

11:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:30


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

10:42


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

12:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

10:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

09:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

12:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

12:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:00


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

11:22


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

11:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

10:16


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:46


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

10:36


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

10:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

10:24


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

11:07


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

10:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

01:19


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

00:51