Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations Craig Nelson

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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations  by  Craig Nelson

Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations by Craig Nelson
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A fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of Americas founding fathersDespite his being a founder of both the United States and the French Republic, the creator of the phrase United States of America,MoreA fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of Americas 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 Americas founding fathers.

This edifying biography by Craig Nelson traces Paines 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.



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