These Truths: A History of the United States (2018)
An international bestseller, named one of Time's top ten non-fiction books of the decade, Lepore offers a masterful and urgently needed reckoning of the genesis, conflicts and contradictions of a divided nation: America, ambitiously covers centuries of history in its almost 900 pages. As Time puts it, this is exactly the kind of history readers need today, helping us recognize that "our history is always present".
“Can a political society really be governed by reflection and election, by reason and truth, rather than by accident and violence, by prejudice and deceit? Is there any arrangement of government—any constitution—by which it’s possible for a people to rule themselves, justly and fairly, and as equals, through the exercise of judgement and care?”