These Truths: A History of the United States

These Truths: A History of the United States

by Jill Lepore

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393635249
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 100
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Jill Lepore 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 The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a national bestseller, and Book of Ages, a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Question Stated xi

Part 1 The Idea (1492-1799)

1 The Nature of the Past 3

2 The Rulers and the Ruled 31

3 Of Wars and Revolutions 72

4 The Constitution of a Nation 109

Part 2 The People (1800-1865)

5 A Democracy of Numbers 153

6 The Soul and the Machine 189

7 Of Ships and Shipwrecks 232

8 The Face of Battle 272

Part 3 The State (1866-1945)

9 Of Citizens, Persons, and People 311

10 Efficiency and the Masses 361

11 A Constitution of the Air 421

12 The Brutality of Modernity 472

Part 4 The Machine (1946-2016)

13 A World of Knowledge 521

14 Rights and Wrongs 589

15 Battle Lines 646

16 America, Disrupted 719

Epilogue: The Question Addressed 785

Acknowledgments 791

Notes 793

Illustration Credits 881

Index 889

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These Truths: A History of the United States 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 9 days ago
How can it be that a history book was so interesting that I couldn't put it down? This book tells the real story of how we arrived at where we are today. The good and the bad, the inspired and the foolish, the reasons why. Read the sample & you'll want the whole story. Thank you to the author for tackling a huge subject and distilling it while somehow always keeping it real and fresh.
Anonymous 11 days ago
Loved this book! She does such a good job making a history book a fun read! It’s an unusual thing for me to NOT want to put a book on history down!
Aurora16 21 days ago
This is a spectacularly written book. Poetry and history combined into one. Lepore is an extraordinary researcher who has given us more than just a compilation of American history: it is truly a launching pad for serious and insightful reflections about America's past and future. Kudos on an exquisite job.
Aurora16 21 days ago
This is a spectacularly written book. Poetry and history combined into one. Lepore is an extraordinary researcher who has given us more than just a compilation of American history: it is truly a launching pad for serious and insightful reflections about America's past and future. Kudos on an exquisite job.