Description - Book of Ages by Associate Professor of History and American Studies Jill Lepore
National Book Award Finalist 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."
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Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper 41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at "The New Yorker. "Her books include"New York Burning, "a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize;"The Name of War, "winner of the Bancroft Prize; and"The Mansion of Happiness, "which was short-listedfor the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts."