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Alexis De Tocqueville

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One of America's premier essayists, Joseph Epstein was the editor of The American Scholar for 25 years and has taught--and continues to teach--advanced prose, the reading and writing of fiction, the sociology of literature, autobiography, literature and politics, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Willa Cather at Northwestern University. Epstein is the author of 13 books, most recently Life Sentences and Narcissus Leaves the Pool, and has published roughly four hundred essays, stories, reviews and articles in such journals as The New Yorker, Harper's, Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Books, Encounter, The... Read More

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Democracy in America: The Complete and Unabridged Volumes I and II

Written by Alexis De Tocqueville
Introduction by Joseph Epstein


Format: Paperback, 976 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 4, 2000
Price: $7.99

From America’s call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America–first published in 1835–enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. For today’s readers, de Tocqueville’s concern about the effect of majority rule on the rights of individuals remains... Read more >

Democracy in America
The Complete and Unabridged Volumes I and II
Written by Alexis De Tocqueville
Introduction by Joseph Epstein


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 1, 2004
Price: $4.99

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Democracy in America, Vol. 1

Written by Alexis De Tocqueville


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1990
Price: $16.95

In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville traveled through the United States to investigate the country’s prison system. Instead, he wrote this study of democracy in its infancy—a study that embraces America’s history, geography, politics, legal system, economy, and culture. Here are glimpses of a vanished America, from town meetings in New England... Read more >

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Democracy in America, Vol. 2

Written by Alexis De Tocqueville


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 1990
Price: $15.00

In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville traveled through the United States to investigate the country's prison system. Instead, he wrote this study of democracy in its infancy--a study that embraces America's history, geography, politics, legal system, economy, and culture. Here are glimpses of a vanished America, from town meetings in New England... Read more >

The Old Regime and the French Revolution

Written by Alexis De Tocqueville


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Old Regime and the French Revolution

Written by Alexis De Tocqueville


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 1, 1955
Price: $15.00

Translated by Stuart Gilbert.
This translation of Tocqueville's masterpiece, origianlly published in 1856, is a monumental study of the French Revolution and an essential counterpart to Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Tocqueville's brilliant examination explores the origins, course and consequences of the French Revolution.

Stuart Gilbert's translation of Tocqueville's 1856 masterpiece is a... Read more >
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