Alexis De Tocqueville: Democracy's Guide

Paperback | November 3, 2009

byJoseph Epstein

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Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Alexis de Tocqueville dissects the legacy of the celebrated cultural observer. Joseph Epstein, distinguished literary historian and author of the bestselling Snobbery: The American Version, provides a fresh account of the celebrated writer’s classic travels in America, and compares what de Tocqueville witnessed to the current state of our nation.

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Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Alexis de Tocqueville dissects the legacy of the celebrated cultural observer. Joseph Epstein, distinguished literary historian and author of the bestselling Snobbery: The American Version, provides a fresh account of the celebrated writer’s classic travels in America, and compares what de To...

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Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America, published in 1835, offered not only a vivid account of the still young nation but famously predicted what the nation would become, and firmly established his place in U.S. hi...

Joseph Epstein is the author of, among other books,Snobbery: The American Version,Fabulous Small Jews(a collection of stories),Envy, andFriendship: An Exposé. He was the editor ofThe American Scholarbetween 1974 and 1997, and for many years taught in the English Department at Northwestern University. His essays and stories have appeare...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:November 3, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006176888X

ISBN - 13:9780061768880

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