A History of the United States
Widely hailed for its “sweeping, sobering account of the American past” (New York Times Book Review), Jill Lepore’s one-volume history of America places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—“these truths,” Jefferson called them—political equality, n...
May 01, 2019I loved the book and hope lots of people read it. In keeping with its title, it’s the most honest account of the American story I’ve ever read, and one of the most beautifully written. – source
Apr 27, 2020Highly recommend reading These Truths by Jill Lepore. It’s a fascinating and thought provoking read that takes us from Columbus to President Trump and helped me to better understand how we got to where we are today. Maybe my favorite American History book!!! #greatbooks – source
Aug 18, 2020Loved, and recommend, this book on U.S. history by Jill Lepore: These Truths: A History of the United States – source
Dec 13, 2018If a genie granted me some wishes, one of them would be to write as cleanly and carefully as Jill Lepore. This is the general history of the United States that you both want and need. Lepore is your dream tour guide to navigate the shining moments and the worst warts of this country’s past. Buy and read this book. – source
Nov 13, 2020Oh man. This is taking rate my room into slightly creepy territory. But yes, I do love those books. – source
May 08, 2019Jill LePore’s book These Truths is brilliant, but I highly recommend the audiobook that she narrates with such verve and personality. I really love it. – source