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These Truths

A History of the United States

Jill Lepore

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...
Publish Date
October 1
First Published in 2018
Goodreads rating
May 01, 2019
I 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, 2020
Highly 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, 2020
Loved, and recommend, this book on U.S. history by Jill Lepore: These Truths: A History of the United States      source
Dec 13, 2018
If 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, 2020
Oh man. This is taking rate my room into slightly creepy territory. But yes, I do love those books.      source
May 08, 2019
Jill 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
Nov 28, 2020
@Ed_Crooks @derek_brower @JasonBordoff It’s a wonderful book!      source