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Review: The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore

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“With the speed of Mercury and the strength of Hercules—she is known only as Wonder Woman, but who she is, or whence she came, nobody knows!”

But now we do. Harvard historian Jill Lepore has trawled through thousands of newspaper cuttings, diaries, medical records, university notes and FBI files to reveal the story behind the creation of the world’s most successful female superhero. She charts the parallels between the comic’s storyline and the…

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