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Tocqueville's Discovery of America by Leo Damrosch
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Oct 18, 10

did not like it
Read in October, 2010

I thought this was a book that did not need to be written. The sort of information contained in the book - where Tocqueville and Beaumont went, who they met, what America was like at the time, a brief synopsis of Tocqueville's life - are appropriate for an introduction to Democracy in America, but not for an entire book.

If the book were interesting in some way, then I might have enjoyed it more. But instead, it reads like one long encyclopedia entry on Alexis de Tocqueville. The only interesting parts were when the author quoted from Democracy in America. One good thing I got out of this is that I'll read Tocqueville's classic. But as for this book, I didn't care for it.
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