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The Resource Thomas Paine : enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations, Craig Nelson

Thomas Paine : enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations, Craig Nelson

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Thomas Paine : enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations
Title
Thomas Paine
Title remainder
enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations
Statement of responsibility
Craig Nelson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Despite 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 three of the biggest bestsellers of the eighteenth century, Thomas Paine is perhaps the least well known--and the most controversial--of the American founding fathers. Author Nelson's portrait brings him to life against the backdrop of the Revolutionary era and the intellectual exhilaration of the Age of Enlightenment. Nelson traces Paine's path from his years as a struggling London mechanic to his journey to seek his fortune in the New World; from his early career as a crusading pamphleteer to his emergence as the heroic voice of revolutionary fervor on two continents; from his escape from execution in Paris during The Terror to his final years in America, where the once-lionized patriot spent his final days impoverished and in dementia.--From publisher description
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
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237811
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Nelson, Craig
Dewey number
  • 320.51092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JC178.V5
LC item number
N45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Paine, Thomas
  • Political scientists
  • Revolutionaries
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations
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Thomas Paine : enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations, Craig Nelson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-376) and index
Control code
ocm69594051
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
396 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670037889
Lccn
2006042175
Other control number
9780670037889
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Thomas Paine : enlightenment, revolution, and the birth of modern nations, Craig Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [365]-376) and index
Control code
ocm69594051
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
396 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670037889
Lccn
2006042175
Other control number
9780670037889
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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