Thomas Paine: His Life, His Time and the Birth of the Modern Nations


Between his birth into a poor family in Thetford in 1736 and his burial in an unmarked grave, Thomas Paine became a popular hero who influenced the birth of America and France. This biography not only explains how this was possible, but also analyses the revolutionary period that he was fundamental in shaping. Almost everything Thomas Paine tried his hand at in his youth, including marriage, ended in abject failure. But steeped in the thinking of the enlightenment, he went to America and in no time wrote the book that ...

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