These Truths: A History of the United States

These Truths: A History of the United States

In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore?s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself?a devotion to facts, In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill ...

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Title:These Truths: A History of the United States
Author:Jill Lepore
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Genres:History
ISBN:0393635244
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:960 pages pages

These Truths: A History of the United States Reviews

  • Nadine Jones
    Aug 28, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

  • Ivy
    Oct 11, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Matt Giddings
    Oct 04, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • John
    Oct 02, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Mehrsa
    Oct 11, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

  • Melissa
    Oct 07, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Kirsten
    Oct 02, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Manuel
    Oct 07, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

  • Suellen
    Sep 18, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

  • Ilana
    Aug 19, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

  • Robin Morris
    Oct 03, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

  • Mike
    Sep 17, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

  • Phil Costa
    Oct 06, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Ndj
    Oct 11, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Meg
    Jul 27, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Michael Schill
    Oct 08, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

  • Jane Somers
    Oct 06, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

  • Jodie
    Sep 26, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • AndrĂ©a
    Jun 22, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss. ...

  • Rosemary
    Oct 07, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Joseph Hoff
    Oct 02, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

  • Joanne Annabannabobanna
    Sep 21, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

  • David Keaveney
    Oct 07, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Lynn Nelson
    Oct 03, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Ryan B
    Sep 28, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

  • Lynn B. Kearney
    Oct 04, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Deb
    Oct 10, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Martha Greenough
    Oct 11, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • John B
    Oct 05, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...

    This book is more a history of civil rights in the United States, not so much a general "History of the United States". I expected a general history, and think the book would have been better it the author included another 300 pages or so to round it out. That said, a very good book...

    Excellent but depressing. ...

    Yes! This is one of those history books which every one should read! It examines major moments in American history through the lens of the basic "truths" of American society. A very powerful historical book! ...

    A history of the United States that acknowledges the way events affected everyone. I learned a lot, and I will refer back to the hard copy of the book. The production values of the audio book could use some improvement. ...

    Great writing (of course). Deep insights and chock-full of nuggets in every chapter. Well worth the 789 pages of reading. ...

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  • Mark Burris
    Oct 04, 2018

    In an age of political polarization, Jill Lepore reminds us that there has never been an age without political polarization. The faintest familiarity with United States history should convince you that political conflict has deep roots. Some examples: the revolutionaries and loyalis...

    Oof. This is a very, very good book. Difficult at times, depressing at others, always well-written, well-put together. ...

    A pessimistic history that runs close to 1000 pages. Of course America has committed sins, but are there any positives to be found? According to Lepore, very, very few. ...

    It's hard to write a history of the United States from the beginning to now. Lepore is perfectly suited for the task --she's a great historian and a great writer. The best thing about this American history is that it includes the women and the racial minorities that are usually left ou...

    Oof ... i want to read this, but ... 960 pages?! ...

    Heard about on the Fully Booked Podcast at https://www.podcastone.com/episode/Ji... ...

    Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University, staff writer at The New Yorker, and the author of many books, including her latest, These Truths: A History of the United States, talks about her new take on the full scope of U.S. history - an exploration of how well A...

    By too many reviewers this book has been held up as a 1-volume history of America, from Columbus to Trump. Actually, it's much more of a history of ideas, specifically of the founding and guiding of "truths," and as such, it flows through the centuries with insight and perspective. Lep...