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Jay Winik

Jay Winik, one of the nation's leading historians, is the author of The New York Times bestseller April 1865, and 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History.

In April 2003, "April 1865" premiered as a critically acclaimed and Emmy award-nominated two hour feature documentary special on the History Channel, with a special preview at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Profiled on the cover of Washington Post TV Guide, the award winning special has been watched by some 50 million people. 

Winik is also a regular contributor for history to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

Articles by this Author

A Graceful Exit, Winter 2010 | Vol. 59, No. 4
In one momentous decision, Robert E. Lee spared the United States years of divisive violence