These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill Lepore (Author)

Product Details

$19.95  $18.35
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
October 01, 2019
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.7 inches | 2.0 pounds

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About the Author

Jill Lepore, a New York Times bestselling author, is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her many books include New York Burning, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; The Name of War, winner of the Bancroft Prize; The Mansion of Happiness, short-listed for the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction; and Book of Ages, a finalist for the National Book Award.


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