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Paine [Thomas]

by Hawke, David Freeman

2nd Printing

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  • Seller Inventory #: 2292090
  • Format: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 2nd Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0060117842
  • ISBN 13: 9780060117849
  • Publisher: Harper & Row
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1974
  • Keywords: BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL AMERICAN HISTORY THOMAS PAINE REVOLUTIONARY ERA AMERICA REVOLUTION POLITICS ACTIVIST PROPAGANDIST PROPAGANDA COMMON SENSE AGE OF REASON RIGHTS OF MAN

Harper & Row, 1974. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 2nd printing. Edges faded and lightly foxed. 1974 Hard Cover. x, 500 pp. 8vo. "John Adams said that 'without the pen of Paine the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain.' Yet of all the great figures of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine has been least understood. Now David Freeman Hawke has written a rich biography of the brilliant propagandist who wrote Common Sense, The Age of Reason, and The Rights of Man. Thomas Paine lived a life of great diversity, from poor beginnings through the dramatic roles he played in the American and French revolutions, his friendship with Benjamin Franklin, his imprisonment in France during the Terror, his trial and banishment from England, and the pathos of his declining years. Temperamental and jealous of his reputation, Paine was nevertheless a gentle and unworldly man. In this portrait he comes to life as one of the great revolutionary idealists.