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Wonder Woman appears to be undergoing a cultural renaissance at the moment, and this epic tome by Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore is right at the heart of the storm. While much of what falls under the rubric of "secret history" has been common knowledge to old school comic fans for decades, Ms. Lepore does manage to uncover a few bits that will be news to all but the inner circle, and, more importantly, contextualizes the history of Wonder Woman within the overarching history of women in America, and American cultural history in general, and in the process provides keys that unlock hidden reserves of cultural and intellectual capital that have been residing in this costumed character all along. There's a quite lengthy piece she wrote for the New Yorker which provides a distillation of some of the book's points, "The Last Amazon," which is certainly well worth the time of anyone interested in Wonder Woman's backstory. Do yourself a favor and set aside a half hour to read it, and should you feel left wanting more at the end, you'll need to look no further.