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July 14, 2017 | History

Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations 4 editions

Cover of: Thomas Paine | Craig Nelson
About the Book

A fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of America's founding fathersDespite his being a founder of both the United States and the French Republic, the creator of the phrase "United States of America," and the author of Common Sense, Thomas Paine is the least well known of America's founding fathers. This edifying biography by Craig Nelson traces Paine's path from his years as a London mechanic, through his emergence as the voice of revolutionary fervor on two continents, to his final days in the throes of dementia. By acquainting us as never before with this complex and combative genius, Nelson rescues a giant from obscurity—and gives us a fascinating work of history.

4 editions First published in 2006

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Cover of: Thomas Paine
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
Thomas Paine
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Thomas Paine
September 4, 2007, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Thomas Paine
in English
Cover of: Thomas Paine
September 21, 2006, Viking Adult
Thomas Paine
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Thomas Paine
September 2006, Recorded Books
Thomas Paine
Audio CD in English


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