Book cover of These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Leporeby Jill Lepore

“Nothing short of a masterpiece.”―NPR Books
New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book of the Year

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.

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, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise?

Interview with the Author

The Book Review
The End of the ‘Struggle’
9/28/18      61 min


Interview Starts at 22 min

Fully Booked by Kirkus Reviews
Jill Lepore
9/18/18       53 min

The B&N Podcast
Jill Lepore
11/2/18       42 min


Lapham’s Quarterly
Episode 35: Jill Lepore
10/12/18       38 min

Vox Conversations
Jill Lepore on America’s two revolutions
1/3/19        93 min

History Extra
A History of the United States
11/14/19       37 min

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