Jay Winik

Jay Winik


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in New Haven, Connecticut, The United States
February 08, 1957

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A New York Times best-selling author and American historian. He had a brief career in the U.S. government's foreign policy, involving civil wars around the globe, from the former Yugoslavia to El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Cambodia, including helping to create the United Nations plan to end Cambodia's civil war. In 1991, he took up writing history full-time.

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April 1865: The Month That ...

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The Great Upheaval: America...

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1944: FDR and the Year That...

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A House Reunited: How Ameri...

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On the Brink: The Dramatic ...

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“(Jefferson) was deeply suspicious of Hamilton's assumption plan (by which the nation would assume responsibility for the states' individual war debts.) He feared this was yet another example of the avaricious hand of the unscrupulous money powers, the sprawling, hydra-headed creature associated with banks, stock markets and devious speculators, especially in New York, Boston, and the City of London, not to mention unrepublican, unAmerican attitudes of all kinds - everything he despised.”
Jay Winik, The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800

“When he was a little boy his mother kept him in dresses and long curls; then she dressed him in Scottish regalia. Eventually, at the age of seven, he wore pants—short pants that were part of miniature sailor suits. Evidently, before age nine he had never taken a bath by himself.”
Jay Winik, 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History

“Most civil wars, in fact, end quite badly, and history is rife with lessons that how wars end is every bit as crucial as why they start and how they are waged.”
Jay Winik, April 1865



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