Alexis De Tocqueville

Alexis De Tocqueville

A Life

Book - 2007
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Alexis de Tocqueville was one of the greatest political thinkers of all time. Born a French aristocrat, he lost nearly his entire family in the Reign of Terror, and he spent most of his adult life struggling for liberty under the unsuccessful regimes of nineteenth-century France. 

At age twenty-five he travelled to America and encountered democracy for the first time. This firsthand experience contributed to his incisive writing on liberty and democracy. The ancien r#65533;gime launched the scholarly study of the French Revolution, and Democracy in America remains the best book ever written by a European about the United States. This is a brilliant account of his life.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780300108033
Characteristics: 724 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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