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In this country, Alexis de Tocqueville is most famous for his epic Democracy in America, but he and his family also lived an eventful life in Tocqueville's home country of France,... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Eric Mayforth
Reads like a novel. Focuses on the feelings and uses letters and other written material to provide credible conclusions. Offers contrasting opinions of others writers. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Clay Garner
Has slightly uneven feel, gripping and vivid in parts, cool and remote in others, but that reflects the different epochs in De Tocqueville's life and the variations in his... Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by a Flynn
The sections on AT's visit to America are cool and informative. The rest of the book however is a slog. Couldn't pick it up after he returned to Europe.Published on November 15, 2010 by George Hussey
I read "Democracy in America" when I was in college and wrote a paper looking at how the issues Tocqueville discussed in the 1830s played out in 1980s America. Read morePublished on December 7, 2007 by Randall L. Wilson
Hugh Brogan brings to light on of the most careful and subtle minds ever to ponder the origin and meanings of democracy in American history, the fall of the Ancien Regime, and the... Read morePublished on April 10, 2007 by Poetry Reader