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Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her Book of Ages was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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Blindspot
Written by Jane Kamensky and Jill Lepore
Spiegel & Grau | Trade Paperback | December 2009
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-52620-3 (0-385-52620-2)

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, lately seized with the spirit of liberty. Eager to begin anew, he advertises for an apprentice, but the lad who comes knocking is no lad at all... Read more






A Is for American
Written by Jill Lepore
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 2003
$13.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70408-6 (0-375-70408-6)

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... Read more






Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2014
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-94883-0 (0-307-94883-8)

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
NPR • Time Magazine • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly The Boston Globe

A
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK


From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, whose...

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Book of Ages
Written by Jill Lepore
Knopf | Hardcover | October 2013
$27.95/32.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-95834-1 (0-307-95834-5)

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 a mother...

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The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2013
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47645-6 (0-307-47645-6)

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...

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The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
Knopf | Hardcover | June 2012
$27.95/33.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59299-6 (0-307-59299-5)

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... Read more






The Name of War
Written by Jill Lepore
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1999
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70262-4 (0-375-70262-8)

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 on both sides... Read more






New York Burning
Written by Jill Lepore
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3226-6 (1-4000-3226-1)

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






The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Written by Jill Lepore
Knopf | Hardcover | October 28, 2014
$29.95/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-35404-2 (0-385-35404-5)

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

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero... Read more





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