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These Truths: A History of the United States

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These Truths: A History of the United States
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  • ISBN: 9780393357424
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"These Truths is a crucial work for presenting a fresh and clear-sighted narrative of the entire story, Columbus soup to Trump nuts, of what is at present a most terribly troubled nation." Simon Winchester, New Statesman

The American experiment rests on three ideas-"these truths", Jefferson called them-political equality, natural rights and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, "on a dedication to inquiry, fearless and unflinching", writes Jill Lepore in a ground-breaking investigation into the American past that places truth at the centre of the nation's history. Telling the story of America, beginning in 1492, These Truths asks whether the course of events has proven the nation's founding truths or belied them. Finding meaning in contradiction, Lepore weaves American history into a tapestry of faith and hope, of peril and prosperity, of technological progress and moral anguish. This spellbinding chronicle offers an authoritative new history of a great, and greatly troubled, nation.


"I recently finished this extraordinary book...It was a source of solace: you remember that, although often at tremendous cost, we did end slavery, we did get children out of factories, we did empower women to vote, we did enfranchise African Americans. It's a real antidote to the hopelessness of the Trump era."--Anand Giridharadas, The Guardian

"...[an] excellent book...What Lepore does, she does well. You can read her, then look at America today, and think: "So that's how it happened.""--David Aaronovitch, The Times

"...[a] clear-eyed history of the country. The feat of compression is rarely attempted, still less in one volume, and Ms Lepore brings a refreshingly modern eye to a daunting task."--The Economist

"Harvard professor Lepore's invaluable political history serves as a refresher course on the American experiment, based on three political ideas - "political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people"...By emphasising founding fathers and presidents, and charismatic leaders on both sides of the political divide, she makes history vivid."--BBC Culture

"This is a history for the 21st century, far more inclusive than the standard histories of the past."--The Guardian

"I love Lepore's writing in The New Yorker, and the book is pitched as a major standard history of the US. That made it irresistible."--André Spicer, Times Higher Education

"...exciting and page-turningly fascinating, in one of those rare history books that can be read with pleasure for its sheer narrative energy."--New Statesman

"Lepore's one-volume history is elegant, readable, sobering; it extends a steadying hand when a breakneck news cycle lurches from one event to another, confounding minds and churning stomachs."--International New York Times

"...the most fabulously written history of the USA..."--Armando Iannucci, 2018 s best books, The Big Issue

"Because a new, single-volume history has been long overdue, it seemed, she [Lepore] says with thrilling audacity, 'worth a try'. But These Truths is as much a moral manual as a work of history: 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 American experiment continues to be, These Truths is a colossus of a book which looks down on Trump's America with the authority of Mount Rushmore."--The Oldie

"In her [Lepore's] telling, the past is filled with women and men with richly imagined, if clashing, visions of the future. This is what makes this book feel timely and necessary: it is, as she puts it, a 'civics primer' as well as a gripping story...This is a tale told with the verve of a great teacher, the modulated literary style of a high-class novelist and the generous, careful eye of a historian who treats her sources as precious artefacts not as subjects for plunder."--History Today

"Lepore is a truly gifted writer with profound insight into those she writes about...[a] magnificent book..."--The Spectator

"Lepore knows that the 'story of America' is as plural and mutable as the nation itself, and the result is a work of prismatic richness, one that rewards not just reading but rereading. This will be an instant classic."--Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of The Lies that Bind
Detalii
Autor LEPORE, Jill
An apariţie 2019
Editura Yale University Press
Nr pagini 960
Dimensiuni 23.6 x 15.5 cm
Format Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: lepore jill