Publications

2013
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “A Most Expensive Book (on public libraries and rare books).” The New York Times. Article
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “Long Division: Measuring the polarization of American politics.” The New Yorker, December 2, 2013 . Article Bibliography
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “The Man in the Box: Fifty years of Doctor Who.” The New Yorker, November 11, 2013. Article Bibliography
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “Jane Franklin's Spectacles/Video.” CSPAN. Video
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “The New Economy of Letters.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 6, 2013. Article
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “The Tug of War: Woodrow Wilson and the power of the presidency.” The New Yorker, September 9, 2013. Article Bibliography
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “A Tribute to Edmund S. Morgan.” The Daily Beast, July 10, 2013. Article
The Prodigal Daughter: Writing, history, mourning
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “The Prodigal Daughter: Writing, history, mourning.” The New Yorker, July 8, 2013. Article
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “The Prism: Privacy in an age of publicity.” The New Yorker, June 24, 2013. ArticleAbstract

This essay began as the Joanna Jackson Goldman Lectures in American Civilization and Government, which I delivered at the New York Public Library in March of 2013.

Bibliography
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “History is No Real Guide Here.” nytimes.com, May 24, 2013.
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “The Oddyssey: Robert Ripley and His World.” The New Yorker, June 3, 2013.
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “Two if By Sorrow: Boston and Its Losses.” newyorker.com, April 15, 2013.
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “The Force: How much military is enough?” The New Yorker, January 28, 2013. Article
Lepore, Jill. 2013. “This is Forty: The Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.” newyorker.com, January 18, 2013. Website
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Lepore, Jill. 2013. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin. New York: Knopf.Abstract

A Finalist for the 2013 National Book Award for Nonfiction

From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. They left very different traces behind. Making use of an amazing cache of little- studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one woman but an entire world—a world usually lost to history. Lepore’s life of Jane Franklin, with its strikingly original vantage on her remarkable brother, is at once a wholly different account of the founding of the United States and one of the great untold stories of American history and letters: a life unknown.

2012
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Lockdown.” newyorker.com, 12 15 2012. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Tax Time: Why we pay.” The New Yorker, November 26, 2012. Article Bibliography
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Underdogged.” New York Times. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “On the Campaign Trail.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “The Lie Factory: How politics became a business.” The New Yorker, September 24, 2012. Article Bibliography

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