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Winik, Jay 1957-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 9,470 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Miscellanea  Counterfactual histories  Historical television programs  Filmed panel discussions  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: E477.61, 973.738
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Most widely held works by Jay Winik
April 1865 : the month that saved America by Jay Winik( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 1865 was a month that could have unraveled the nation. Instead, it saved it. Here Jay Winik offers a brilliant new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history, filled with rich profiles of outsize figures, fresh iconoclastic scholarship, and a gripping narrative, this is a masterful account of the thirty most pivotal days in the life of the United States. It was not inevitable that the Civil War would end as it did, or that it would end at all well. Indeed, it almost didn't. Time and again, critical moments could have plunged the nation back into war or fashioned a far harsher, more violent, and volatile peace. Now, in a superbly told story, Winik captures the epic images and extraordinary history as never before. This one month witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond; a daring last-ditch Southern plan for guerrilla warfare; Lee's harrowing retreat; and then Appomattox. It saw Lincoln's assassination just five days later, and a near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, followed by chaos and coup fears in the North, collapsed negotiations and continued bloodshed in the South, and finally, the start of national reconciliation. In the end, April 1865 emerges as not just the tale of the war's denouement, but the story of the making of our nation. Provocative, bold, exquisitely rendered, and stunningly original, April 1865 is the first major reassessment of the Civil War's close and is destined to become one of the great stories of American history
The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800 by Jay Winik( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
1944 : FDR and the year that changed history by Jay Winik( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was not inevitable that World War II would end as it did, or that it would even end well. 1944 was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler's waning power. Instead, it saved those democracies -- but with a fateful cost. 1944 witnessed a series of titanic events: FDR at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his reelection, the planning of Operation Overlord with Churchill and Stalin, the unprecedented D-Day invasion and the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace. But on the way, millions of more lives were still at stake as President Roosevelt was exposed to mounting evidence of the most grotesque crime in history, the Final Solution. Just as the Allies were landing in Normandy, the Nazis were accelerating the killing of European Jews. Winik shows how escalating pressures fell on Roosevelt, whose rapidly deteriorating health was a closely guarded secret. Was winning the war the best way to rescue the Jews? Was a rescue even possible? Or would it get in the way of defeating Hitler? In a year when even the most audacious undertakings were within the world's reach, including the liberation of Europe, one challenge -- saving Europe's Jews -- seemed to remain beyond Roosevelt's grasp
A house reunited how America survived the Civil War by Jay Winik( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This course explores the waning days of the Civil War in examining the dramatic events leading up to April 1865 and ponders some of the alternative outcomes which if realized would have changed the formation of the United States as we know it today
On the brink : the dramatic, behind-the-scenes saga of the Reagan Era and the men and women who won the Cold War by Jay Winik( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on exclusive interviews and unparalleled access to key officials and confidential documents, On the Brink reveals, blow by blow, the crucial events and harrowing debates that never reached the headlines: in closed meetings in Washington's marble-floored corridors of power, in Central American jungle encounters and precarious European negotiations, in furious backroom confrontations at the U.N., and in the historic summits between Reagan and Gorbachev. From a tense U.S.-Soviet standoff and hair-raising nuclear missile deployments, guerrilla wars, and secret diplomacy abroad, the action shifts to agonizing in the Kremlin and the most dramatic summit in history, at Hofdi House
The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800 by Jay Winik( Recording )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winik 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
April 1865 : the month that saved America by Jay Winik( Recording )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new look at the Civil War's final days-- the 30 most pivotal days in United States history. Uniquely set within the larger sweep of history and filled with rich profiles of larger-than-life figures
1944 : FDR and the year that changed history by Jay Winik( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1944 witnessed FDR at the pinnacle of his wartime leadership as well as his re-election, the planning of Operation Overlord with Churchill and Stalin, the unprecedented D-Day invasion, the liberation of Paris and the horrific Battle of the Bulge, and the tumultuous conferences that finally shaped the coming peace
The end of the Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four feature-length specials about the final days of the Civil War, just in time for the 150th anniversary
What ifs? of American history : eminent historians imagine what might have been by Robert Cowley( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new collection of never-before-published essays, our brightest historians speculate about some of America's more intriguing crossroads
Social Psychology, the Psychology of Abuse : Abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel discussion about the psychology behind abusive behavior and violence
April 1865( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April, 1865, after four years of bloody internecine conflict, the Civil War finally came to an end. In that one month, Richmond fell, General Lee embarked on his harrowing retreat and the Confederate States surrendered at Appomattox. Only half way through the month of April, President Lincoln was assassinated. But, these turns of events were anything but inevitable. Trace the tumultuous thirty days that determined the fate of a divided nation
April 1865( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April, 1865, after four years of bloody internecine conflict, the Civil War finally came to an end. In that one month, Richmond fell, General Lee embarked on his harrowing retreat and the Confederate States surrendered at Appomattox. Only half way through the month of April, President Lincoln was assassinated. Based on the book by Jay Winik
1944 Roosevelt und das Jahr der Entscheidung by Jay Winik( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April, 1865, after four years of bloody internecine conflict, the Civil War finally came to an end. In that one month, Richmond fell, General Lee embarked on his harrowing retreat and the Confederate States surrendered at Appomattox. Only half way through the month of April, President Lincoln was assassinated
1944. FDR and the year that changed : Roosevelt und das Jahr der Entscheidung by Jay Winik( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. policy toward Cambodia in the 101st Congress : a case study of congressional initiation and influence in foreign policy by Jay Winik( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 1865: the month that saved America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mr. Winik talked about his book April 1865: The Month That Saved America, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Winik offers a new perspective on the occurrences that led to the end of the Civil War. Mr. Winik asserts that it was not inevitable that the Civil War ended as it did but chronicles events of the chaotic, last thirty days of the war that could have permanently changed the country. After his presentation Mr. Winik answered questions from members of the audience
The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 revolution. But in contrast to the way conventional histories tell it, none of these remarkable events occurred in isolation. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian Jay Winik masterfully illuminates how their fates combined in one extraordinary moment to change the course of civilization. A sweeping, magisterial drama featuring the richest cast of characters ever to walk upon the world stage, including Washington, Jefferson, Louis XVI, Robespierre, and Catherine the Great, The Great Upheaval is a gripping, epic portrait of this tumultuous decade that will forever transform the way we see America's beginnings and our world
 
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April 1865 : the month that saved America
Alternative Names
Winik, Jay B.

Languages
English (110)

German (4)

Spanish (1)

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The great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800On the brink : the dramatic, behind-the-scenes saga of the Reagan Era and the men and women who won the Cold WarThe great upheaval : America and the birth of the modern world, 1788-1800April 1865 : the month that saved America