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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Jill Lepore
In conversation with Alex Cohen
November 12, 2014

In her years of research, Lepore—Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer—has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston. Marston, who also invented the lie detector—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them onto the pages of Wonder Woman comics. Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, joined ALOUD to discuss this riveting story about the most popular female superhero of all time, illustrating a crucial history of twentieth century feminism.

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