The American Crisis

The American Crisis

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by Thomas Paine
     
 

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He was the premiere political "blogger" of his day, a man Thomas Edison called "one of the greatest of all Americans," and one today's liberals and progressives still claim as their intellectual forefather.

Here, in one volume, are 16 pamphlets Paine wrote between 1776 and 1783 to boost the morale of the Continental Army and of civilians dispirited by war and

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He was the premiere political "blogger" of his day, a man Thomas Edison called "one of the greatest of all Americans," and one today's liberals and progressives still claim as their intellectual forefather.

Here, in one volume, are 16 pamphlets Paine wrote between 1776 and 1783 to boost the morale of the Continental Army and of civilians dispirited by war and privation. With these incendiary essays, he brought a common voice to the struggle for freedom from tyranny that still resonates today. It is impossible to overstate Paine's influence as an idealist, a radical, and a master rhetorician had in the creation of America.

Anglo-American political theorist and writer THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809) was born in England and emigrated to America in 1774, bearing letters of introduction from Benjamin Franklin. He also wrote Common Sense (1776) and Rights of Man (1791).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500595654
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/21/2014
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Paine (February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736 - June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination".

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The American Crisis 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like history you'll love this book. Beware this doesn't have numbers 13 and 16.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story, leeds to be loooooonger.
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It is time to rise again. It is time for revenge and war...My spirit thirsts for bloodshed and yearns for death.. I am coming... I am the Necromancer... (Sorry if the prologue is so short) -obibunkenobi11