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    • These Truths

    • A History of the United States
    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 337
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 574
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    Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman's creator.

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

    • By Julia on 11-09-14

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      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 - from John Smith's account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address - to show how American democracy is bound up with the history of print. Over the centuries, Americans have read and written their way into a political culture of ink and type. Part civics primer, part cultural history, The Story of America excavates the origins of everything from the paper ballot and the Constitution to the I.O.U. and the dictionary.

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

    • By Jim on 08-31-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Episode 49: The State of Debate and Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad

    • By: David Remnick, Colson Whitehead, Alex Ross, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
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    How did the 2016 Presidential-primary debates become insult-laden, substance-free shouting contests?...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • The New Yorker, January 7th 2019 (Patrick Radden Keefe, Lauren Collins, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Patrick Radden Keefe, Lauren Collins, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    In this issue: Unforeseen" by Jill Lepore: Trying to predict the future. "Winning" by Patrick Radden Keefe: How Mark Burnett, the king of reality television, helped turn a floundering D-lister into President Trump. "Post and Riposte" by Lauren Collins: Sally Rooney's novels of love and late capitalism. "Togetherness" by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Stan & Ollie and Destroyer.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Surprising Origin Story of Wonder Woman

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 23 mins
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    Noted Psychologist Revealed as Author of Best-Selling ‘Wonder Woman,’” read the astonishing headline. In the summer of 1942, a press release from the New York offices of All-American Comics turned up at newspapers, magazines and radio stations all over the United States.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Episode 75: Goodbye to 'Elephant and Piggie,' and Getting to Know Gorsuch

    • By: David Remnick, Jill Lepore, Ric Walker, and others
    • Length: 55 mins
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    Mo Willems, the children’s-book author who created the Elephant and Piggie series, stands alongside America’s literary greats.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Over a few weeks in 1741, 10 fires blazed across Manhattan. With each new fire, panicked whites saw more evidence of a slave uprising. Tried and convicted before the colony's Supreme Court, 13 black men were burned at the stake and 17 were hanged. Four whites, the alleged ringleaders of the plot, were also hanged, and seven more were pardoned on condition that they never set foot in New York again.

    • 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 135
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      4 out of 5 stars 121
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      4 out of 5 stars 121

    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. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.

    • 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 135 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution - so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty - so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation's founding, including the battle waged by the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and evangelical Christians to "take back America".

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

    • By Madeleine Foote on 03-09-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The New Yorker, January 26th 2015 (Mattathias Schwartz, Jill Lepore, Adam Gopnik)

    • By: Mattathias Schwartz, Jill Lepore, Adam Gopnik
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
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    "A President and a King", by Jelani Cobb; "The Whole Haystack", by Mattathias Schwartz; "The Cobweb", by Jill Lepore; and "The Next Thing", by Adam Gopnik.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • It's up to the Women

    • By: Eleanor Roosevelt, Jill Lepore - introduction
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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    "Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world," Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in It's up to the Women, her book of advice to women of all ages on every aspect of life. Written at the height of the Great Depression, the book calls on women particularly to do their part - cutting costs where needed, spending reasonably, and taking personal responsibility for keeping the economy going.

    Regular price: $28.50

    • Joe Gould's Teeth

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Jill Lepore
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, John Dos Passos, and Ezra Pound. Gould began his life's work before the First World War, announcing that he intended to write down nearly everything anyone ever said to him. "I am trying to preserve as much detail as I can about the normal life of everyday people," he explained, because "as a rule, history does not deal with such small fry."

    Regular price: $17.50

    • "Busted" #3: Rags to Riches

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Jill Lepore
    • Length: 32 mins
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    In the third installment of our series, "Busted: America's Poverty Myths," we take on one of our country's most fundamental notions...

    Regular price: $0.95

    • 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
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer 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. How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can do is ask,” Lepore writes. “That’s why any history of ideas about life and death has to be, like this book, a history of curiosity.” As much a meditation on the present as an excavation of the past, The Mansion of Happiness is delightful.

    • 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 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      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, a Scottish portrait painter and notorious libertine, and Fanny Easton, a fallen woman from one of Boston's most powerful families who disguises herself as a boy to become Jameson's defiant and seductive apprentice. Together with an African-born doctor, they investigate the death of the famous revolutionary leader Samuel Bradstreet.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Cariola on 03-06-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Race to the Bottom

    • By: Brooke Gladstone, Bob Garfield, Charlie Winter, and others
    • Length: 51 mins
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    Donald Trump deflected questions about sexual assault allegations at the second presidential debate by bringing up the ever-looming threat of ISIS.

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    • The New Yorker, January 17th 2011 (Jill Lepore, Calvin Tompkins, Amos Oz)

    • By: Jill Lepore, Calvin Tompkins, Amos Oz
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 2 hrs
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    "A Year and A Day", by Edwidge Danticat; "State of the Unions", by James Surowiecki; "The Commandments", by Jill Lepore; "Portraits of Imaginary People", by Calvin Tompkins; "The King of Norway", by Amos Oz; and "Unhappy Days", by Anthony Lane.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The Facts of Life

    • By: Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Where, what, and when should kids learn about sex? On this subject, there is a great deal of disagreement, from house to house, from nation to nation, and from one era to another.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The New Yorker, June 5th and 12th 2017: Part 1 (Margaret Talbot, Philip Roth, Jill Lepore)

    • By: Margaret Talbot, Philip Roth, Jill Lepore
    • Narrated by: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
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    In this issue: "The Strategy of Truth" by Jill Lepore; "Heavy" by Paige Williams; "I Have Fallen in Love with American Names" by Philip Roth; "The Addicts Next Door" by Margaret Talbot; "Make-Work" by Richard Ford; "The Work You Do, the Person You Are" by Toni Morrison; and "Lines in the Sand" by Anthony Lane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • June 5 and 12 Part 1 seems fixed now

    • By Jerome Zurek on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $5.95

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