Chasing the Red, White, and Blue: A Journey in Tocqueville's Footsteps Through Contemporary America
  • Chasing the Red, White, and Blue: A Journey in Tocqueville's Footsteps Through Contemporary America
  • Chasing the Red, White, and Blue: A Journey in Tocqueville's Footsteps Through Contemporary America

Chasing the Red, White, and Blue: A Journey in Tocqueville's Footsteps Through Contemporary America

by David Cohen
     
 

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Using Democracy in America as his model, acclaimed British and South African journalist David Cohen retraces Alexis de Tocqueville's journey around the country to observe how the balance between the rich and the poor has changed over the past 150 years. Traveling from New York to the Ohio River Valley, the deep South, California, and finally to Washington, D

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Using Democracy in America as his model, acclaimed British and South African journalist David Cohen retraces Alexis de Tocqueville's journey around the country to observe how the balance between the rich and the poor has changed over the past 150 years. Traveling from New York to the Ohio River Valley, the deep South, California, and finally to Washington, D.C., Cohen captures an America where inequality is balanced by unquenchable hope.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
A lively, easy-to-read piece of analytical journalism... Cohen succeeds in capturing the ethos of the country as it sped into the new century.
The Washington Post
A thoughtful indictment of growing inequality in the United States...impressive.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Extraordinary...an important and long-overdue revisiting of [Tocqueville's] landmark work.
American Way
A strong book...Worthy of the model that inspired it.
The Times (London)
An essential addition to the bookshelves of any Americophile.
co-author of Flags of Our Fathers Ron Powers
The kind of heroic, epic investigation of the American soul that we used to associate with such native-born giants as James Agee and John Steinbeck...Alexis de Tocqueville would bow to the achievement of his protégé, David Cohen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312302498
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
01/04/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
306,150
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

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