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The Resource The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800, Jay Winik

The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800, Jay Winik

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The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800
Title
The great upheaval
Title remainder
America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800
Statement of responsibility
Jay Winik
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is an era that redefined history. As the 1790s began, a fragile America teetered on the brink, Russia was a vast imperial power, and France plunged into revolution. But in contrast to the way conventional histories tell it, none of these events occurred in isolation. Here, historian Winik shows how their fates combined to change the course of civilization. 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 what a cast of characters: Washington and Jefferson, Louis XVI and Robespierre, Catherine the Great, John Adams, Napoleon, and Selim III. With powerful echoes for the international chaos that confronts the globe today, we see an arc of revolutionary fervor stretching from Philadelphia and Paris to St. Petersburg and Cairo--with fateful results.--From publisher description
Summary
Documents the final years of the eighteenth century as a period of tumultuous change marked by Russia's imperial power, the revolution in France, and America's near-collapse, events that the author reveals to be intricately related
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Writing style
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189414
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1957-
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Winik, Jay
Dewey number
973.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E310
LC item number
.W56 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • France
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • History, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
Target audience
adult
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America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800
Label
The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800, Jay Winik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [583]-635) and index
Contents
Prelude : At the threshold -- Part I. The promise of a new age -- Part II. Turmoil -- Part III. Terror -- Part IV. A world transformed -- Epilogue : The founding
Control code
ocn148887305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 659 p.
Isbn
9780060083137
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2007373480
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148887305
Label
The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800, Jay Winik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [583]-635) and index
Contents
Prelude : At the threshold -- Part I. The promise of a new age -- Part II. Turmoil -- Part III. Terror -- Part IV. A world transformed -- Epilogue : The founding
Control code
ocn148887305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 659 p.
Isbn
9780060083137
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2007373480
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)148887305

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