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Thomas Paine and the clarion call for American independence

Author: Harlow G Unger
Publisher: New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Thomas Paine's words were like no others in history: they leaped off the page, inspiring readers to change their lives, their governments, their kings, and even their gods. In an age when spoken and written words were the only forms of communication, Paine's aroused men to action like no one else. The most widely read political writer of his generation, he proved to be more than a century ahead of his time,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harlow G Unger
ISBN: 0306921936 9780306921933
OCLC Number: 1082189642
Description: xvii, 315 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: Cries of Paine --
Common Sense --
The times that tried men's souls --
American crisis --
Can nothing be done for poor Paine? --
Money is money; paper is paper --
Citizen Paine --
A tale of two cities --
The Terror --
In the name of religion --
A letter to Washington --
Fallen idol --
To rescue man from tyranny --
When the empire of America shall fall --
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Responsibility: Harlow Giles Unger.

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From New York Times bestselling author and Founding Fathers' biographer Harlow Giles Unger comes the astonishing biography of the man whose pen set America ablaze, inspiring its revolution, and whose  Read more...

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"A fine biography of one of America's greatest polemicists....vivid, insightful"--Kirkus Reviews "A brisk and spirited biography, ... passionate...and eloquent"--Wall Street Journal "Unger's [work] Read more...

 
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