The Resource American vertigo : traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville, Bernard-Henri Lévy

American vertigo : traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville, Bernard-Henri Lévy

Label
American vertigo : traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville
Title
American vertigo
Title remainder
traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville
Statement of responsibility
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
What does it mean to be an American, and what can America be today? Philosopher-journalist Lévy spent a year traveling in the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville. The result is a fresh look at a country we sometimes only think we know. From Rikers Island to Chicago mega-churches, from Muslim communities in Detroit to an Amish enclave in Iowa, Lévy investigates issues at the heart of our democracy: the nature of American patriotism, the coexistence of freedom and religion (including the religion of baseball), the prison system, the health of our political institutions, and much more. Both the grandeur and the hellish dimensions of American life are unflinchingly explored. At a time when Americans are anxious about how the world perceives them and, indeed, keen to make sense of themselves, a brilliant and sympathetic foreign observer has arrived to help us begin a new conversation about the meaning of America.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lévy, Bernard Henri
Dewey number
917.304/931
Index
no index present
LC call number
E169.Z83
LC item number
L48 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lévy, Bernard Henri
  • Tocqueville, Alexis de
  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
Label
American vertigo : traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville, Bernard-Henri Lévy
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Le voyage en Amérique. First visions (from Newport to Des Moines) -- Moving west (from Kalona to Livingston) -- The Pacific wall (from Seattle to San Diego) -- Desert vertigo (from Vegas to Tempe) -- Gone with the South (from Austin to Little Rock) -- Eye of the hurricane (from Miami to Pittsburgh) -- The beautiful and the damned (from Washington, D.C., back to Cape Cod) -- Reflections. What does it mean to be an American? -- American ideology and the question of terrorism (the current state of affairs) -- Has America gone mad? -- Postscript
Control code
ocm62118425
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781400064342
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005044782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400064342
System control number
(OCoLC)62118425
Label
American vertigo : traveling America in the footsteps of Tocqueville, Bernard-Henri Lévy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Le voyage en Amérique. First visions (from Newport to Des Moines) -- Moving west (from Kalona to Livingston) -- The Pacific wall (from Seattle to San Diego) -- Desert vertigo (from Vegas to Tempe) -- Gone with the South (from Austin to Little Rock) -- Eye of the hurricane (from Miami to Pittsburgh) -- The beautiful and the damned (from Washington, D.C., back to Cape Cod) -- Reflections. What does it mean to be an American? -- American ideology and the question of terrorism (the current state of affairs) -- Has America gone mad? -- Postscript
Control code
ocm62118425
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781400064342
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2005044782
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781400064342
System control number
(OCoLC)62118425

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