Common Sense

Product Number: EB00385245
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101603727
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves-and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives-and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world. Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's Common Sense was a radical and impassioned call for America to free itself from British rule and set up an independent republican government. Savagely attacking hereditary kingship and aristocratic institutions, Paine urged a new beginning for his adopted country in which personal freedom and social equality would be upheld and economic and cultural progress encouraged. His pamphlet was the first to speak directly to a mass audience-it went through fifty-six editions within a year of publication-and its assertive and often caustic style both embodied the democratic spirit he advocated, and converted thousands of citizens to the cause of American independence.

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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Original Publish Date: Aug 28, 2012

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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Narrator(s): Adrian Cronauer
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Released: May 11, 2009
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ISBN: #9781440711565
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Narrator(s): Adrian Cronauer
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Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449873226
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Narrator(s): Qarie Marshall
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Released: Aug 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781633798953
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Product Number EB00051195
Released: Aug 22, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470398682
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Product Number EB00694450
Released: Jun 06, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780062695543
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Genre: History
Product Number EB00149737
Released: Dec 27, 2013
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Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: #9780553898415
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Product Number EB00586686
Released: Jun 30, 2015
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9780698190672
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Product Number EB00584002
Released: Oct 05, 2014
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781497672192
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Genre: History
Product Number EB00680090
Released: Jul 21, 2016
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ISBN: #9781625583857
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Author(s): Thomas Paine
Product Number EB00751961
Released: Jan 24, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Clydesdale
ISBN: #9781945186370

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