These Truths: A History of the United States


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$19.95  $18.55
W. W. Norton & Company
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6.1 X 9.2 X 1.8 inches | 2.0 pounds

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About the Author

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a regular contributor to The New Yorker. Her books include A Is for American and Blindspot, a novel written jointly with Jane Kamensky.


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