Description - Common Sense, the Crisis, & Other Writings from the American Revolution by Thomas Paine
Now in paperback, Paine's essential American writings in authoritative Library of America texts- After a life of obscurity and failure in England, Thomas Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37. Within fourteen months he published Common Sense, the most influential pamphlet of the American Revolution, and began a career that would see him hailed and reviled in the American nation he helped create. In Common Sense, Paine sets forth an inspiring vision of an independent America as an asylum for freedom and an example of popular self-government in a world oppressed by despotism and hereditary privilege. The American Crisis, begun during "the times that try men's souls" in 1776, is a masterpiece of popular pamphleteering in which Paine vividly reports current developments, taunts and ridicules British adversaries, and enjoins his readers to remember the immense stakes of their struggle. They are joined in this invaluable reader by a selection of Paine's other American pamphlets and his letters to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and others.
Buy Common Sense, the Crisis, & Other Writings from the American Revolution by Thomas Paine from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 131mm x 24mm)
The Library of America
Publisher: The Library of America
Country of Publication:
Book Reviews - Common Sense, the Crisis, & Other Writings from the American Revolution by Thomas Paine
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Common Sense, the Crisis, & Other Writings from the American Revolution book by Thomas Paine and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
Author Biography - Thomas Paine
Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of Tom Paine and Revolutionary America, among many other works. His most recent book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes for 2011.
A Preview for this title is currently not available.