Don’t miss out on your chance to hear Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore discuss her latest book, The Story of America: Essays on Origins, at the Harvard Book Store, this coming Monday, October 1st, at 7:00 pm. In her new book, Jill Lepore investigates American origin stories—from John Smith’s account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to Barack Obama’s 2009 inaugural address—to show how American democracy is bound up with the history of print. Over the centuries, Americans have read and written their way into a political culture of ink and type.
From past to present, Lepore argues, Americans have wrestled with the idea of democracy by telling stories. In this thoughtful and provocative book, Lepore offers at once a history of origin stories and a meditation on storytelling itself. This is one event you don’t want to miss !
Date: Monday, October 1, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
More Info: Here
See you all there!
“Jill Lepore is one of America’s most interesting scholars–a distinguished historian and a brilliant essayist. This prolific collection of articles and essays is a remarkable body of work that moves from early America to our present, contentious age.”–Alan Brinkley, author of The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century