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Alexis de Tocqueville By Hugh Brogan

Alexis de Tocqueville
by Hugh Brogan

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Written by an eminent scholar of both European and American history, this will stand as the standard biography of Alexis de Tocqueville for years to come.
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Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life by Hugh Brogan

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 regime 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.

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Alexis de Tocqueville Reviews

"This is a magnificent biography. Hugh Brogan's knowledge of the details of Tocqueville's life is extraordinary, as is his erudite account of his family life and of French politics and society in the first half of the nineteenth century. And how splendidly the book is written! Tocqueville's life was marked by a triumph of character; Hugh Brogan's biography is a triumph of history and letters."-John Lukacs

About Hugh Brogan

Hugh Brogan held the R. A. Butler Chair in History at the University of Essex and since retiring has had a research professorship there. His books include The Penguin History of the United States and biographies of John F. Kennedy and Arthur Ransome.

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Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life by Hugh Brogan
Hugh Brogan
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