Part of the Eminent Lives series.I should have made this more clear, the book I'm currently reading is: [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Alexis-Tocqueville-Democracys-Guide-Eminent/dp/0060598980[/ame] I've read Democracy in America probably 10-12 times. For a French man, Tocqueville rocked. J/K PE! This new book gives considerable insight into the young nobleman who captured so much of what a new country was like. For anyone who is going to read Democracy, I'd suggest getting this first. It will give you much more insight into what was happening in US and what made Tocqueville see and describe the way he did.