I am taking a "strategic retreat" in my program of study. My Algebra text is actually a graduate book, and I evidently don't have enough experience with the basics to really grasp what I need to do with it.

I have a low-level undergrad book that focusses mainly on geometric constructibility. I've learned alot from that, but the author confesses that many of the details aren't in the book. I found the going very easy with that one, but obviously the gap between it and the graduate text is rather broad.

So I am looking for a more "fundamental" text, that would correspond maybe with advanced undergraduate level or so? My ultimate goal with this is to be able to at least understand Galois theory. I figure if I can do that I'm probably set with anything Algebraic I encounter in Quantum Field Theory.

Thanks!

-Dan