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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    • 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 550
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 494
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 494

    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 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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: 09-23-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 42 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 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    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 132 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 32
    • 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

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      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 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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....

    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
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      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

    • 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 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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

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