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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

by Jill Lepore

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


Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

by Jill Lepore

National Book Award Finalist

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,...


A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States

by Jill Lepore

What ties Americans to one another? What unifies a nation of citizens with different racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds? These were the dilemmas faced by Americans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries...


The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity

by Jill Lepore

Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society

King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war--colonists against Indians--that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion...


The Story of America: Essays on Origins

by Jill Lepore

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...


The Whites of Their Eyes

by Jill Lepore

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....


New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan

by Jill Lepore

Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Anisfield-Wolf Award Winner

Over a frigid few weeks in the winter of 1741, ten fires blazed across Manhattan. With each new fire, panicked whites saw more evidence of a slave uprising....


The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death

by Jill Lepore

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...


Blindspot: A Novel

by Jill Lepore & Jane Kamensky

BONUS: This edition contains a Blindspot discussion guide.

Stewart Jameson, a Scottish portrait painter fleeing his debtors in Edinburgh, has washed up on the British Empire's far shores—in the city of Boston,...


The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History

by Jill Lepore

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....