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The B&N Podcast

Nov 2, 2018

Jill Lepore has illuminated the life of Benjamin Franklin's sister Jane and uncovered the revolutionary origins of Wonder Woman in her bestselling, award-winning works of history.  With her new book These Truths the historian and staff writer at The New Yorker takes on the whole enchilada — the story of America from Columbus to… just about now, telling the stories along the way of the people who struggled to make their voices heard and their votes count.  She joins us in the studio to talk about what drove her to try to capture  a restless nation between two covers — and what she thinks we can learn from studying it.