Publications

2013
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

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
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “The Unseen: How a magazine article became a declaration of war on poverty.” Smithsonian, September 2012.
Koch, Kathryn. 2012. “From Cradle to Grave: Lepore's 'Mansion'.” Harvard Gazette. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Batman's Gun: Why the Comic-Book Hero Was Disarmed.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Sorry! Obama, Romney and the Game of Politics.” The New Yorker, June 30, 2012. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Obama, The Prequel: An Origin Story.” The New Yorker, June 25, 2012. Article
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Elegy for a School Year.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Death, Sex, and Vampires.” New York Times. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Benched: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Judicial Independence.” The New Yorker, June 18, 2012. Article
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “The Life of Julia.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Overexposed.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “The Lost Amendment.” newyorker.com. Website
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Battleground America: One Nation, Under the Gun.” The New Yorker, April 23, 2012. Article
Lepore, Jill. 2012. “Look It Up.” newyorker.com. Website

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