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These truths : a history of the United States

Author: Jill Lepore
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore's groundbreaking investigation places truth itself--a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence--at the center of the nation's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Lepore
ISBN: 9780393635249 0393635244
OCLC Number: 1021807194
Awards: Commended for New York Times Notable Selection 2018
Description: xx, 932 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The question stated --
Part one: The idea (1492-1799). The nature of the past ; The rulers and the ruled ; Of wars and revolutions ; The constitution of a nation --
Part two: The people (1800-1865). A democracy of numbers ; The soul and the machine ; Of ships and shipwrecks ; The face of battle --
Part three: The state (1866-1945). Of citizens, persons, and people ; Efficiency and the masses ; A constitution of the air ; The brutality of modernity --
Part four: The machine (1946-2016). A world of knowledge ; Rights and wrongs ; Battle lines ; America, disrupted --
Epilogue: The question addressed.
Responsibility: 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.  Read more...
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"Lepore guides us through the infernos of the Revolution, the civil rights movement and 9/11 with the judgement and wisdom of Dante's Virgil... A declaration of how bold and daring and difficult the Read more...

 
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