Search Results: "Jill Lepore"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 1998

"Vivid and thoughtful, it is much more than that, and it holds the promise of much good work to come. (33 illustrations, 2 maps, not seen)"
A superb study of an all-but-forgotten war that, in the author's view, had a profound effect on Anglo-American perceptions of the Indian. Read full book review >

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JOE GOULD'S TEETH by Jill Lepore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2016

"A fascinating, sharply written, thoroughly engaging jeu d'esprit."
A writer searches for a "holy grail" manuscript of endless words. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2012

"A superb examination of the never-ending effort to enhance life, as well as the commensurate refusal to ever let it go."
A sharp, illuminating history of ideas showing how America has wrestled with birth, childhood, work, marriage, old age and death. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Learned, lively and shrewd."
Lepore (American History/Harvard Univ.;New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan, 2005, etc.) explores the nexus of the American Revolution, the understanding and telling of history and today's Tea Party. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Jane Franklin was an amazing woman who raised her children and grandchildren while still having the time to read and think for herself. We can only see into her mind because her correspondent was famous and because a vastly talented biographer reassembled her for us."
New Yorker writer Lepore (History/Harvard Univ.; The Story of America, 2012) masterfully formulates the story of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, who will be virtually unknown to many readers, using only a few of her letters and a small archive of births and deaths. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN by Jill Lepore
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Lepore mines new archival sources to reconstruct Marston's tangled home life and the controversy generated by Wonder Woman. It's an irresistible story, and the author tells it with relish and delight."
The surprising origins of a 20th-century goddess. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF AMERICA by Jill Lepore
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"As smart, lively and assured as modern debunkery gets."
"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend," says a character in John Ford's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. As New Yorker contributor Lepore (American History/Harvard Univ.; The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death, 2012, etc.) sees it, American historians have been doing just that since the dawn of the republic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2002

"A thematically linked series of insightful essays that will delight students of cultural Americana and fans of the history of language."
From innovative, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Lepore (The Name of War: King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity, 1998), a group portrait of seven 19th-century Americans whose efforts in the development of language paralleled and contributed to the growth of our national identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 13, 1999

"She draws from a host of hard-to-find sources, and creates a ghastly, compelling picture of one of human history's pivotal moments. (notes, index not seen, b&w illustrations, maps, chronology, further reading) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Whether drawn by curiosity or compelled by assignments, students of American history will find plenty of chew on in this meaty, heavily illustrated entry in the new Pages from History series. Read full book review >

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Jill Bash by Maurice Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2014

"Goth girl meets The Nutty Professor meets The Terminator."
Action and sci-fi go hand in hand as Jackson presents the high-octane adventures of a snarky teenage girl who sets out with her nerdy uncle to save the world from evil robots. Read full book review >

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FINDING JILL by Jill Kraft Thompson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A memoir that gives hope to those suffering from loss as well as guideposts on the road to recovery, as tenuous as it may be."
Kraft Thompson's debut memoir recounts the horrific deaths of the five people she loved most and her long road to recovery. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Includes information on foundations that provide treatment for illness in companion animals. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
In this true story some may find familiar from morning television, Jack begins as an abandoned puppy, newly adopted by his human mother Jill (an entertainment correspondent/animal-rights reporter) and ready to learn how to fit in and play with his canine siblings. Read full book review >