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Alexis de Tocqueville: Prophet of Democracy in the Age of Revolution Hardcover – 23 Nov 2006
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About the Author
Hugh Brogan worked for The Economist and was then a Harkness Fellow in the United States. He has held a chair in American history at the University of Essex and now has a research professorship there. His books include the magnificent Penguin History of the United States and biographies of J. F. Kennedy and Arthur Ransome.
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But why go for this book? It's the first of its kind, a full-scale biography of the man and his ideas, and it's written by a true history heavyweight. Hugh Brogan is a distinguished British historian who has edited Penguin's History of the United States for years, and tells De Tocqueville's life with fluency and accessibility, though he never sacrifices the depth of detail.
This is highly recommended. An important figure chronicled by an important historian, and the text itself doesn't disappoint. An event in history books is a rare thing these days - this is certainly one of them.
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