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Democracy in America - Volume 1 [Kindle Edition]

Alexis de Tocqueville , Henry Reeves
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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About the Author

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his Democracy in America and The Old Regime and the Revolution. In both of these works, he explored the effects of the rising equality of social conditions on the individual and the state in western societies. He also coauthored The U.S. Penitentiary System and Its Application in France with Gustave de Beaumont and penned Recollections, which was published after his death. John Pruden is a professional voice actor who, through his own voice-over company, Voice Acting With Character, records audiobooks, corporate and online training narrations, animation and video game characters, and radio and TV commercials. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life---from his many jobs while a young man; to his Army service as a UH-60 Black Hawk assault helicopter pilot; to his travels through forty-four U.S. states, South America, Europe, and Asia; to his experience in professional improv and singing---provides a solid creative foundation from which to draw for his intelligent audiobook narration and talented vocal characterizations. His audiobooks include Race for the Dying by Steven Havill, Telling the Truth by D. A. Carson, and On Night's Shore and Disquiet Heart, both from the Poe series by Randall Silvis.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, but abridged March 6, 2011
By SD
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This is excellent for a free edition, but is abridged. Anyone who wants to get the essence of the work should buy this edition, but for the complete work, try other editions.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Democracy in America November 8, 2010
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My fiance is taking an advanced level government course and it was one of her required readings. I decided to expand my horizons and read along with her. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to know history of our government and how we were perceived historically.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Re-read from College Days September 19, 2012
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Democracy in America is very insightful, precise, and full of information concerning the operation of a new democracy in America. Those interested in genealogy also, like me, will be encouraged by the style de Tocqueville uses in describing the everyday living style of the colonists during 1835 - 1840s. Besides the thorough descriptions of American life, this book gives one an understanding of French comparisons, interests, and concerns. (My ancestors are from France.)

Another good read, along with this book, is The Federalist Papers to get the flavor of problems the citizens were wrestling with during the early 19th Century.Democracy in America (Penguin Classics)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars READ IT! April 24, 2011
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Tocqueville came to America to expose himself to something new, a representative democracy. The words he penned while he toured the world is both epic and everlasting. Many people overlook this author because they assume it will be heavy and outdated, but they would be wrong. Here is a person who saw something fabulous and terrifying in how we ran our country. Concepts such as the American Dream seemed to go against everything European scholars spoke up, yet it works. Take a chance and enjoy a little Tocqueville!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Democracy in America - Volume 1 December 27, 2012
By Si Post
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I have this in my bookcase but wanted access on my Kindle. Kindle i especially helpful if one wishes to source a phrase or subject matter by an author quickly.

Unfortunately, we've come to the place in America that Tocqueville feared we might. The America I knew no longer exists and I do not believe it will ever be recovered. Those who've destroyed us from within will write the history that will cover their handprints on the matter.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read November 22, 2012
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If you are to discuss the state of the government of the United States, this is a must read. de Tocqueville outline the successes and failures of American democracy flawlessly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No ToC! October 4, 2011
By Jen
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There's no table of contents in this edition which is very frustrating for a work this long. Hopefully the editors can make changes and include an update with a ToC
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26 of 36 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition has no links March 3, 2009
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The Kindle edition has NO hyperlinks in the document. It gets better.

When you search on the word "chapter," none of the chapter beginnings are found, supposedly because the chapter heading is an IMAGE, not text.

I'll try other editions, and if needed, a download from Mobi, and report back on whether I can find a version of this book that can be used with a linked Table of Contents.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars The work itself is great! This free version, not so much.
For the work itself, I give it 10 STARS! My 2 star rating is for the free version.

For those interested in early US history, political history and political... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Kenneth
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to follow.
Did not care for it all that much. Suggest another author. " Complete Idiot's Guide" is much better and available everywhere.
Published 1 month ago by David Shoemaker
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive portait of early America and what made it different...
No American can truly appreciate the absolute difference that America was from all other societies and governments without reading this insightful account.
Published 3 months ago by Mark G Wessling
5.0 out of 5 stars A prophetic book for today
Fantastic historical review of past times in France that fit America like a glove today. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn if America is being sold out by both Democrats... Read more
Published 3 months ago by kd5dvm
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless work
This two-volume set was written at a time when the experiment known s the US of A was still struggling to find its way, and was written by an enthusiastic outside observer from... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jack E. Stoudenmire Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Really opened my eyes to how others saw early USA
Tocqueville can to the US and saw something he kinda couldn't believe. The system was working and people believed they could make something - anything - out of themselves. Read more
Published 6 months ago by The Glide
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all
The best book ever written about the true understanding of what it really means to live in a free society as we do in America. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Linda Pelto
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Interested Read
Democracy in America is very interesting to read and exposed me to many new experiences in our countries short (by European standards).
Published 7 months ago by Lewis J
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read
The writing easy to understand. Great tool to teach grand children about the building of the republic of the United States
Published 7 months ago by Bill Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Find out why America is Unique
This work was heavily quoted in one of my favorite college government classes, and I jumped at the chance to own my own copy. Read more
Published 8 months ago by J. Harston
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