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COSIMO CLASSICS offers distinctive titles by the great authors and thinkers who have inspired, informed and engaged readers throughout the ages. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
THOMAS PAINE (1737-1809) was an Anglo-American political theorist and writer born in Norfolk, England. In 1774, Paine emigrated to America, bearing letters of introduction from Benjamin Franklin. Soon thereafter, he became involved in the clashes between England and the American colonies and published the enormously successful pamphlet Common Sense in 1776, which was widely distributed and contributed to the patriot cause throughout the American Revolution. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Paine's work reveals a sharp wit who invested just enough time to navigate a cursory reading of the Bible, but not really understand its meaning. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Sharker
This is a classic example of literature that stands the test of time. It's amazing to me that so much of this book can still be relevant more than 200 years after it was originally... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jeff Maziarek, author of Codi's Journey
Fantastic read, and wonderfully written by one of the best Americans to ever live.Published 27 days ago by Jason
This book flows well on the Kindle. It amazes me how pertinent Paine's arguments are to today's debates--how many of the same scientific, religious, and political issues he was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by bcb
A Classic for Classical thinking. Especially in this day and age where a certain group of people are hijacking history to make you believe we are a "Christian" Nation.Published 1 month ago by D. Redd
A truly amazing book. Everyone needs this man's thoughts inside their head.Published 2 months ago by Bruce L. Christensen