Name of War by Jill Lepore
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Name of War
By Jill Lepore

The Name of War

By (author) See other recent books by Jill Lepore
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $32.28
Your Price: $29.05 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.23! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.45 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



Name of War by Jill Lepore

Book Description

Winner of the Bancroft Prize King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war colonists against Indians that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve the name of a war." The war's brutality compelled the colonists to defend themselves against accusations that they had become savages. But Jill Lepore makes clear that it was after the war and because of it that the boundaries between cultures, hitherto blurred, turned into rigid ones. King Philip's War became one of the most written-about wars in our history, and Lepore argues that the words strengthened and hardened feelings that, in turn, strengthened and hardened the enmity between Indians and Anglos. Telling the story of what may have been the bitterest of American conflicts, and its reverberations over the centuries, Lepore has enabled us to see how the ways in which we remember past events are as important in their effect on our history as were the events themselves. Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society"

Buy Name of War book by Jill Lepore from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780375702624
ISBN-10: 0375702628
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 27-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Jill Lepore

Building Old Cambridge by Jill Lepore Building Old Cambridge, Hardback (December 2016)

Complement to the Cambridge Historical Commission's five-volume Survey of architectural history in Cambridge, completed in 1977.

Story of America by Jill Lepore Story of America, Paperback (November 2013)

Offers an 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. Part civics primer, part cultural history, this title excavates the origins of everything from the paper ballot and the Constitution to the I O U and the dictionary.

Whites of Their Eyes by Jill Lepore Whites of Their Eyes, Paperback (August 2011)

Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution - so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty - so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation's founding.

» View all books by Jill Lepore

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Name of War book by Jill Lepore and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Jill Lepore

JILL LEPOREis the David Woods Kemper 41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer atThe New Yorker.Her books include theNew YorkTimesbest sellerThe Secret History of Wonder WomanandBook of Ages, a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

"

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jill Lepore close
Building Old Cambridge by Jill Lepore
Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Story of America by Jill Lepore
Story of America by Jill Lepore
Whites of Their Eyes by Jill Lepore
Websterisms by Jill Lepore
Encounters in the New World by Jill Lepore
Encounters in the New World by Jill Lepore
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close