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Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) was a French sociologist and historian. He was active in law and politics, serving for a time as foreign minister, and wrote L'Ancien Reacutegime, a social and political study of prerevolutionary France.
Frederick Davidson (1932-2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile's Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.Review:
''No better study of a nation's institutions and culture than Tocqueville's Democracy in America has ever been written by a foreign observer; none perhaps as good.'' -- New York Times
''Democracy in America is a canonical text in the curriculum of college history and political theory courses in the United States and, more than 150 years after its publication, it continues to command the attention of scholars writing about the strengths and limits of democracy in general and of American democracy in particular. . . . In the 20th century, as 'mass culture' and 'the tyranny of the majority' have come increasingly to pre-occupy us, Tocqueville has been elevated to the status of a prescient political theorist, sometimes even a prophet.'' --New York Times Book Review
''It's hard to think of a work that has so influenced our understanding of the United States as this -- still the most authoritative, reflective set of observations about American institutions and the American character ever written.'' -- Publishers Weekly
''[George Lawrence's] wonderful style has given us a work that will be a standard for many years.'' --Library Journal
''Why does Tocqueville remain one of the most insightful analysts of American society? Certainly there is the comprehensive nature of his project, but one must also take into account the brilliance of his prose, with just the right balance of elegance and clarity. Democracy in America is as accessible to the modern reader as the work of any contemporary journalist, political scientist, or sociologist -- and in many cases more so. It is an essential volume for anybody concerned with American history.'' --Amazon.com Review
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA. Buchzustand: Fair. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87394567
Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0195158466I3N01