Jill Lepore
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Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale in 1995. Her first book, "The Name of War," won the Bancroft Prize; her 2005 book, "New York Burning," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2008 she published "Blindspot," a mock eighteenth-century novel, jointly written with Jane Kamensky. Lepore's most recent book, "The Whites of Their Eyes," is a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

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    • These Truths

    • A History of the United States
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 29 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451
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      4 out of 5 stars 421
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 411

    In riveting prose, These Truths tells the story of America, beginning in 1492, to ask whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths or belied them....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good book. Terrible narration by the author

    • By Jack McLean on 11-16-18

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Secret History of Wonder Woman

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 581
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 523
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 524

    A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origins of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story - and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration ruined it for me

    • By Julia on 11-09-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • New York Burning

    • Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Beth McDonald
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    A gripping tale and groundbreaking investigation of a mysterious, and largely forgotten, eighteenth-century slave plot to destroy New York City....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Phillip on 05-15-09
    • Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Beth McDonald
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 09-22-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 44 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Book of Ages

    • The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 126
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      4 out of 5 stars 126

    From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin' s youngest sister and a history of history itself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Perspective

    • By Sam P. on 05-08-18
    • The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 11-01-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Story of America

    • Essays on Origins
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Colleen Devine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In The Story of America, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore investigates American origin stories....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Read on Historical Subjects

    • By Jim on 08-31-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blindspot

    • By a Gentleman in Exile and a Lady in Disguise
    • By: Jane Kamensky, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: John Lee, Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Set in boisterous, rebellious Boston on the eve of the American Revolution, Blindspot ingeniously weaves together the fictional stories of Stewart Jameson and Fanny Easton....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Cariola on 03-06-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Whites of Their Eyes

    • The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Emily Zeller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Americans have always put the past to political ends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic, well researched and even handed

    • By Madeleine Foote on 03-09-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Joe Gould's Teeth

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Joe Gould, a madman, believed he was the most brilliant historian of the 20th century. So did some of his friends, a group of modernist writers and artists that included E. E. Cummings....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By phoenix Savage on 02-13-19

    Regular price: $17.50

    • The Mansion of Happiness

    • A History of Life and Death
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Sean on 06-25-12

    Regular price: $20.99

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