Princeton University’s Spencer Trask Lectures: Jill Lepore, Historian

American History From Beginning to End

Thursday, November 30, 2017

McCosh Hall, Room 50; 6:00 pm

Jill Lepore will discuss the challenge of writing American history during a time of division.

Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University.  She has  been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2005.

Her books include The Name of War (1998), which won the Bancroft Prize; New York Burning (2005), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history; The Story of America (2012), which was short-listed for the PEN Literary Award for the Art of the Essay; Book of Ages (2013), a finalist for the National Book Award;  The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2014) and Joe Gould’s Teeth (2016).

This event, sponsored by the Spencer Trask Lecture Series, is free and open to the public with no ticket or reservation required.