Fiction: Recent Books: Jul. 11, 1938


TOCQUEVILLE AND BEAUMONT IN AMERICA—George Wilson Pierson—Oxford ($7.50). In 1835, during Jackson's second administration, Alexis de Tocqueville, an aristocratic radical, published his Of Democracy in America, won instant success in the U. S., France and England. At the age of 25, with his friend Gustave de Beaumont, Tocqueville visited the U. S. He traveled from Green Bay, Wis. to New Orleans, taking notes, talking to bankers, doctors, governors, plain citizens, spent nine months gathering material for a book which required four years to write. In this 852-page study, Author Pierson...

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