These Truths

A History of the United States
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Author(s): Jill Lepore
Genre: History
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
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Product Number: Z14581
Released: Sep 18, 2018
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ISBN: #9781980010814
Narrator/s: Jill Lepore
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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. The American experiment rests on three ideas?"these truths," Jefferson called them?political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, "on a dedication to inquiry, fearless and unflinching," writes Jill Lepore in a groundbreaking investigation into the American past that places truth itself at the center of the nation's history. 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. "A nation born in contradiction, liberty in a land of slavery, sovereignty in a land of conquest, will fight, forever, over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, finding meaning in those very contradictions as she weaves American history into a majestic tapestry of faith and hope, of peril and prosperity, of technological progress and moral anguish. A spellbinding chronicle filled with arresting sketches of Americans from John Winthrop and Frederick Douglass to Pauli Murray and Phyllis Schlafly, These Truths offers an authoritative new history of a great, and greatly troubled, nation.

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Product Number:Z14581
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CD
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Author(s): Jill Lepore
Narrator(s): Jill Lepore
Genre: History
Product Number C05367
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980010753
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Jill Lepore
Narrator(s): Jill Lepore
Genre: History
Product Number MP2598
Released: Sep 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980015963

Professional reviews

"Jill Lepore takes on her new one-volume history of the United States as narrator. Beginning in 1492, Lepore shares with listeners our county's many high and low points. Though her comprehensive tome includes many of the most exciting stories in our country's past, her narration falls somewhat short. She sounds too academic and misses opportunities to enliven both the interesting anecdotes and the drier explanations of facts. She gets much right about U.S. history in her writing--for example her spot-on analysis of "these truths," as stated by Thomas Jefferson. For that reason, it's a letdown that her performance makes listening to this 26-hour story more difficult than it should be. A.G.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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