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These Truths: A History of the United States
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Jill Lepore
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These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill Lepore



History of the Americas


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The American experiment rests on three ideas - these truths , Jefferson called them - political equality, natural rights and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a dedication to inquiry, fearless and unflinching , writes Jill Lepore in a ground-breaking investigation into the American past that places truth at the centre of the nation's history.

Telling the story of America, beginning in 1492, These Truths asks whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths or belied them. Finding meaning in contradiction, Lepore weaves American history into a tapestry of faith and hope, of peril and prosperity, of technological progress and moral anguish. This spellbinding chronicle offers an authoritative new history of a great, and greatly troubled, nation.

By:   Jill Lepore
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 244mm,  Width: 165mm,  Spine: 48mm
Weight:   1.280kg
ISBN:   9780393635249
ISBN 10:   0393635244
Pages:   960
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jill Lepore's sweeping nonfiction narrative of America doesn't just chronicle our history; it rewrites it, illuminating the direct line between the country's past and polarized present. -- Newsweek International Her 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. -- The New York Times By emphasising founding fathers and presidents, and charismatic leaders on both sides of the political divide, [Jill Lepore] makes history vivid. -- Ten books to read in September - BBC Culture Lepore knows that the `story of America' is as plural and mutable as the nation itself, and the result is a work of prismatic richness, one that rewards not just reading but rereading. This will be an instant classic. -- Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of The Lies that Bind

  • Commended for New York Times Notable Selection 2018
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