The American Crisis (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

The American Crisis (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

by Thomas Paine, Andrew S. Trees
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The American Crisis (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by Thomas Paine

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands for it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” — The American Crisis December 23, 1776

 

The pen of Thomas Paine was one of the most powerful weapons Americans possessed in their struggle for independence. The American Crisis played a key role in per­suading ordinary people to embrace the American Revolution and to remain true to that cause. The pamphlets comprising this volume bluntly denounced Great Britain’s constitution, its monarchy, and its empire and reminded citizens why they were undertaking such an arduous struggle. Our political rhetoric and indeed our political culture still show the imprint of Paine’s galvanizing words.

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ISBN-13: 9781411434974
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 293,336
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Thomas Paine was born in Thetford, England, in 1737, and immigrated to Philadelphia in November 1774. He is the author of Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (1776–1783). Largely due to his writings, Paine was appointed as secretary of the Congressional Committee of Foreign Affairs in 1777.

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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