Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
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Democracy in America
By Alexis de Tocqueville

Democracy in America

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Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville

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Still the most penetrating and astute picture of American life, politics, and morals ever written, Tocqueville's complete, two-volume masterwork is as relevant today as in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679431343
ISBN-10: 0679431349
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 133mm x 42mm)
Pages: 394
Imprint: Everyman's Library USA
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Alexis de Tocqueville

Letters from America by Alexis de Tocqueville Letters from America, Paperback (April 2012)

Young Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in the United States for the first time in May 1831, commissioned by the French government to study the American prison system. This title provides a translation of the complete letters Tocqueville wrote during that seminal journey.

Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America, Paperback (February 2012)

In 1831, the authors spent nine months in the US studying American prisons on behalf of the French government. This title presents their investigations about the prison system and various aspects of American public and private life - the political, economic, religious, cultural, and above all the social life of the young nation.

Ancien Regime and the Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville Ancien Regime and the Revolution, Paperback (May 2008)

Presents a critique of the ancien regime, with its venality, oppression and inequality, yet acknowledges the reforms introduced under Louis XVI, and claiming that the post-Revolution state was in many ways as tyrannical as that of the King. This book raises questions about liberty, nationalism and justice.

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Author Biography - Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was born in 1805 to a noble French family that had survived the French Revolution. His father gained some political power under the reign of the Bourbons, and after the July Revolution of 1830, the family was exiled along with the king. Tocqueville, then twenty-five years old, stayed in France, swearing allegiance to the new government. Shortly thereafter he and a friend, Gustave de Beaumont, sought and received a government assignment to study the prison system of the United States. They arrived in America in 1831. After extensive travels across the young nation, Tocqueville wroteDemocracy in America(published in two volumes in 1835 and 1840). The publication of the first volume made Tocqueville a well-known figure, but he led a quiet life, accepting modest governmental posts, traveling around Europe, and marrying an Englishwoman. In 1848, Tocqueville once again rose to political prominence after a prescient speech that foretold of revolution. After serving through the massive upheavals and overthrows of government, Tocqueville retired from political life in 1849. Always weak in health, his lung disease grew progressively worse from that period on. Moving south several times on doctor s recommendations, Tocqueville succumbed to death in 1859, in Cannes."

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