These Truths

by Jill Lepore

Category: History

Book Reviews

  • @hrabk @seanphughes99 @WoodardColin Reading These Truths on and off! Actually a very underrated US history book - astonishingly written - is Hugh Brogan's, in case you're looking for something unobviousLink to Tweet
  • "To write something down is to make a fossil record of a mind." - Love Jill Lepore's These Truths so much. What a book. How rare to find a book like this.Link to Tweet
  • Loved, and recommend, this book on U.S. history by Jill Lepore: These Truths: A History of the United States to Tweet
  • I’ve read a lot of books about history over the years, and These Truths by Jill Lepore is the most honest and unflinching account of the American story I’ve ever seen. It’s also one of the most beautifully written. to Tweet
  • First, four non-fiction books I couldn't put down, by @geneweingarten, @MonicaHesse, @LisaTaddeo and Jill Lepore to Tweet

About Book

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.

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