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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
Cataloging source
BKL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winik, Jay
Dewey number
973.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E310
LC item number
.W56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • France
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • History, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
Target audience
adult
Label
The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800, Jay Winik
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes "P.S.: Insights, interviews & more ..."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-635) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At the threshold -- The promise of a new age -- Turmoil -- Terror -- A world transformed -- The founding
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perrenial edition.
Extent
xx, 659, 20 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060083144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 245203038
  • (OCoLC)245203038
Label
The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800, Jay Winik
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes "P.S.: Insights, interviews & more ..."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-635) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At the threshold -- The promise of a new age -- Turmoil -- Terror -- A world transformed -- The founding
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perrenial edition.
Extent
xx, 659, 20 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060083144
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 245203038
  • (OCoLC)245203038

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