The leading Thomas Paine expert in the U.S. presents both a biography of the controversial Founding Father and an analysis of his works. Known as "the Voice of the Revolution", Paine was a truly original thinker, a man whose magnificient, freedom-loving spirit is richly captured in this major new biography.The leading Thomas Paine expert in the U.S. presents both a biography of the controversial Founding Father and an analysis of his works. Known as "the Voice of the Revolution", Paine was a truly original thinker, a man whose magnificient, freedom-loving spirit is richly captured in this major new biography.Read Less
Very good in fine dust jacket. Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, NY, 1994. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 556pgs(Index). Owner name embossment on Half Title Page, previous page, small ink date stamp, where bought inside rear endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Price unclipped. ISBN 0941423948 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
A superb biography written with 'no holds barred' Covering his many 'lives' as an ex-patriot Englishman in the US a couple of years before the War of Independence, his roller-coaster experiences fomenting revolution in England and then in France, are covered in gripping detail. His most influential writings from "Common Sense", which sparked the idea of US independence from England in the minds of pre-revolutionary Americans, The "RIghts of Man" which became a standard text on anti monarchism, and "The Age of Reason' describing architypal deism, his well-reasoned disdain for established 'Religions', with adequate quatations from his writings are admirably composed. His interactions with his friend James Muroe whilst in France and the shameful behaviour of Gouveneur Morris (another very colourful character and then US minister to France) refusing to help Paine's release from prison in France are eminently readable and educational. A great read, highly recommended for entertainment, and education on probaly our most influential Founding 'Father'
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