Thomas Paine

Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations
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Product Number: Z01126
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449897062
Narrator/s: Paul Hecht
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John Adams told Thomas Jefferson that "history is to ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine." Thomas Edison called him "the equal of Washington in making American liberty possible." He was a founder of both the United States and the French Revolution. He invented the phrase, "The United States of America." He rose from abject poverty in working-class England to the highest levels of the era's intellectual elite. And yet, by the end of his life, Thomas Paine was almost universally reviled. He had run afoul of Washington, broke with Robespierre and narrowly escaped the guillotine, and was all but exiled from his native England.


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Thomas Paine
Product Number: BX00027324
Product Number:Z01126
Product Number:C3867

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Author(s): Craig Nelson
Narrator(s): Paul Hecht
Product Number C3867
Released: Sep 25, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428115194
Author(s): Craig Nelson
Product Number EB00398409
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101201787

Professional reviews

"Elementary and secondary school American history courses mention Thomas Paine and his role in the American, French (he could have lost his head many times), and stillborn English Revolutions, but with little depth. This book provides a good look at the man, who was a brilliant, incisive, and principled writer, his most famous work being "Common Sense." Narrator Paul Hecht approaches the production as if in conversation with listeners--one expects him to call us his "dear listeners" at any moment--sharing with us the personality and accomplishments of a misunderstood grandfather. Hecht's deep, deliberate, carefully modulated, and somberly expressive voice glides through this well-written biography. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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