Tocqueville: A Biography by Robert E. Hemenway

Tocqueville: A Biography by Robert E. Hemenway

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A biography of Tocqueville following his death. The author provides an account which explores the complex factors which shaped Tocqueville's writing, opinions, political career and personal life.

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In his first major biography of the author of Democracy in America, Andre Jardin traces Alexis de Tocqueville's eventful life from his birth in 1805 to aristocratic parents in postrevolutionary France, through his trip to antebellum America as a young man, his adventures in Algeria, and his political career in France's Second Republic, to his return to writing and the publication of his other classic work, L'Ancien regime et la revolution, in 1856. Jardin also offers an illuminating critical analysis of Democracy in America, arguing that the concerns for just government that inform this famous work dominated Tocqueville's thought throughout his life.

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SKU GOR007113245
Title Tocqueville: A Biography
Author Translated by Robert E. Hemenway
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 558
ISBN 10 0801860679
ISBN 13 9780801860676
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In his first major biography of the author of Democracy in America, Andre Jardin traces Alexis de Tocqueville's eventful life from his birth in 1805 to aristocratic parents in postrevolutionary France, through his trip to antebellum America as a young man, his adventures in Algeria, and his political career in France's Second Republic, to his return to writing and the publication of his other classic work, L'Ancien regime et la revolution, in 1856. Jardin also offers an illuminating critical analysis of Democracy in America, arguing that the concerns for just government that inform this famous work dominated Tocqueville's thought throughout his life.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007113245
Title Tocqueville: A Biography
Author Translated by Robert E. Hemenway
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Year Published 1998
Number of Pages 558
ISBN 10 0801860679
ISBN 13 9780801860676
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No