Common Sense by Thomas Paine [NOOK Book]

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Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE proved to be one of the most influential publications during the American Revolution. Published anonymously by Paine in early 1776, COMMON SENSE was an instant bestseller, with more than than 120,000 copies distributed. In COMMON SENSE, Paine advocated the independence of the American colonies from the British Empire, providing a number of grievances against the British to justify action.
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Overview

Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE proved to be one of the most influential publications during the American Revolution. Published anonymously by Paine in early 1776, COMMON SENSE was an instant bestseller, with more than than 120,000 copies distributed. In COMMON SENSE, Paine advocated the independence of the American colonies from the British Empire, providing a number of grievances against the British to justify action.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013490307
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/18/2011
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 132,077
  • File size: 153 KB

Meet the Author

Thomas Paine (1736/7-1809) was an influential British-American thinker, revolutionary, author, and intellectual. Born in England, Paine emigrated to the American colonies in 1774, where he became an ardent supporter of American Independence. Considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Paine's COMMON SENSE proved to be an instant bestseller during the revolution through its explanation of the absurdities of British rule. In the 1790s, Paine moved to France, where he became a supporter of the French Revolution and a member of the National Convention. After narrowly escaping execution during the Reign of Terror, Paine continued to support the revolution and remained in France until the rise of Napoleon.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    A must read on the road to our own Independence!

    ....yet another book of historical importance that sees little of the light of day; yet it was instrumental in rallying people to seek their independence!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    I loved this book, read it when I was a sophomore in high school

    I loved this book, read it when I was a sophomore in high school and could reread it over and over. It was more than just a history lesson for me, it was an intro to political thinking and highly influenced and inspired me. His ideas and way of thinking are extremely interesting. Brilliantly written. Highly recommend.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

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    This is a must have and must read. This is the book that sparked

    This is a must have and must read. This is the book that sparked up the American Revolution against the King of England and was the first item that articulated what the colonies were already thinking about. This book provided basis and a initiative to Declaration of Independence, so anyone who enjoys or wants to know historical meaning of our nation, should have a copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    A classic

    This book is a classic that should be read by all.

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