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Jill Lepore
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Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Blindspot
A Novel
Written by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $15.00

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

Written with wit and exuberance by longtime friends and distinguished historians, Blindspot is at once history and fiction, mystery and love story, tragedy and farce. Set in boisterous, rebellious Boston on the eve of the American Revolution, it ingeniously weaves together the fictional stories... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Blindspot
A Novel
Written by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 600 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: December 9, 2008
Price: $11.99

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A Is for American
Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $13.00

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 as they sought ways to bind the newly United States together.

In A is for American, award-winning historian Jill Lepore... Read more >
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A Is for American
Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95

National Book Award Finalist
Time Magazine #1 Nonfiction Book of 2013
The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Kirkus Best Books of 2013

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, Jane Franklin was a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $27.95

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, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Book of Ages
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $16.00

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has written a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.

How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $27.95

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 the cradle to beyond the grave.

How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Name of War
King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 27, 1999
Price: $16.95

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

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 to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages... Read more >
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The Name of War
King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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New York Burning
Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $16.95

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. In the end, thirteen black men were burned at the stake, seventeen were hanged and more than one hundred... Read more >
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New York Burning
Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.


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October 28, 2014
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $29.95

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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