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These Truths: A History of the United States (Paperback)

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A historian with many interests—from Jane Franklin to Wonder Woman—Jill Lepore here explores the very origins of our country. At a time when it feels like the foundation is crumbling, it’s important to look back and understand how the United States was formed. Lepore has a deftness with language that is always a delight to read. The pages of These Truths breezed by pleasurably.

— Ivy

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The challenge of retelling five hundred years of American history in a single volume has been so daunting that hardly any historian has attempted it in decades.

When Jill Lepore's New York Times best-selling These Truths appeared in 2018, critics quickly hailed it as a classic--appealing not only to academics, but to thousands of astonished general readers. Picking up the book out of a feeling of civic duty, they opened its pages to discover a different kind of writing, and what the Washington Post called "an honest reckoning with America's past"--a story filled with women and men and people of every color and religion, one that wrestles with the state of American politics, the legacy of slavery, the persistence of inequality, and the nature of technological change.

With These Truths, Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore has produced a book that will shape our view of American history for decades to come.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393357424
ISBN-10: 0393357422
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 2019
Pages: 960
Language: English
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