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

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A fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of America's founding fathers

Despite 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 America's founding fathers. This edifying biography by Craig Nelson traces Paine's 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.

Synopsis:

A fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of America's founding fathers

Despite 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 America's founding fathers. This edifying biography by Craig Nelson traces Paine's 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.

Synopsis:

Nelson presents a fresh look at the least well known of Americas founding fathers. This edifying biography traces Paines path from his years as a London mechanic to his emergence as the voice of revolution to his final days in the throes of dementia.

About the Author

Craig Nelson is the author of three previous books, including The First Heroes. His writings have appeared on Salon.com and in Blender, Genre, and a host of other publications.

Table of Contents

Thomas Paine A Note

Acknowledgments

1. The Mission of Atonement

2. Begotten by a Wild Boar of a Bitch Wolf

3. Pragmatic Utopians

4. Hell Is Not Easily Conquered

5. The Silas Deane Affair

6. The Missionary Bereft of His Mission

7. Droits de l'Homme, ou Droits du Seigneur?

8. The Sovereigns Among Us

9. The Religion of Science

10. The Perfidious Mr. Morris

11. Utopian Dissolves

12. Provenance

Notes

Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143112389
Author:
Nelson, Craig
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Manufactured:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
Enlightenment, Revol
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w art insert on text stock
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.40x5.60x.93 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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A fresh new look at the Enlightenment intellectual who became the most controversial of America's founding fathers

Despite 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 America's founding fathers. This edifying biography by Craig Nelson traces Paine's 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.

"Synopsis" by , Nelson presents a fresh look at the least well known of Americas founding fathers. This edifying biography traces Paines path from his years as a London mechanic to his emergence as the voice of revolution to his final days in the throes of dementia.
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