These Truths: A History of the United States

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$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Pages
960
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.2 X 1.8 inches | 2.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393357424

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About the Author

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University, where she teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, the humanities, and American political history. Her one-semester undergraduate course on the history of the United States features weekly debates in which students use primary sources to argue over competing historical interpretations of turning points in American history. She is the author of The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity (winner of the Bancroft Prize), New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), The Secret History of Wonder Woman (winner of the American History Book Prize), and many other titles. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker, host of the podcast The Last Archive, and she was named the winner of the Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought in 2021.

Reviews

It is the story of a nation, multiracial at its founding, and those who sought to find ways to realize 'these truths.'--John S. Gardner
[Lepore's] one-volume history is elegant, readable, sobering; it extends a steadying hand when a breakneck news cycle lurches from one event to another, confounding minds and churning stomachs.--Jennifer Szalai
Sweeping and propulsive.--Boris Kachka
In her epic new work, Jill Lepore helps us learn from whence we came.--Natalie Beach
It isn't until you start reading it that you realize how much we need a book like this one at this particular moment.... Brilliant.--Andrew Sullivan
This sweeping, sobering account of the American past is a story not of relentless progress but of conflict and contradiction, with crosscurrents of reason and faith, black and white, immigrant and native, industry and agriculture rippling through a narrative that is far from completion.--Editors' Choice, "100 Notable Books of 2018"
Gripping, moving, and beautifully written.--Evan Thomas
A splendid rendering--filled with triumph, tragedy, and hope--that will please Lepore's readers immensely and win her many new ones.
Those devoted to an honest reckoning with America's past have their work cut out for them. Lepore's book is a good place to start.--H. W. Brands