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29 Jul French historian and political thinker Alexis de Toqueville, was born on this day in 1805 in Paris. Tocqueville's Democracy in America (1835), is today considered a phenomenal early work of sociology and political science.
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  5. Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
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  7. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  8. Hearts of Stone by Simon Scarrow
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  10. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
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