Writers In The Loft Presents Jill Lepore With Her New Book 'These Truths: A History Of The United States'
On Wednesday, October 3, award-winning historian and writer Jill Lepore returns to The Music Hall Loft to talk about her latest book, THESE TRUTHS: A History of the United States. This inspiring and meticulously researched work probes the origins and development of our country through the lens of its ideals. With her engaging prose and characteristic ability to illuminate new contours of familiar terrain, Lepore assesses three ideas that shaped the nation of contradictions we inhabit today, providing much needed context to today's hot-button issues.
The ticket package for Writers in the Loft: Jill Lepore on Wednesday, October 3, at 7pm, is $54. In addition to a reserved seat, the package includes a copy of her book THESE TRUTHS: A History of the United States ($39.95, hardcover), a bar beverage, author presentation, Q+A, and book signing meet-and-greet. Packages can be purchased online at TheMusicHall.org, over the phone at 603.436.2400, or in person at the B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street.
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. She is also a staff writer at The New Yorker. A prize-winning professor, she teaches classes in evidence, historical methods, humanistic inquiry, and American history. Much of her scholarship explores absences and asymmetries in the historical record, with a particular emphasis on the histories and technologies of evidence and of privacy. As a wide-ranging and prolific essayist, Lepore writes about American history, law, literature, and politics. She is the author of many award-winning books, including national bestseller The Secret History of Wonder Woman, and Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.