Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations - eBook  -     By: Craig Nelson
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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations - eBook

Penguin Books / 2007 / ePub

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In Craig Nelson's Thomas Paine we now have a rich and vivid portrait that does justice to this towering figure of our history, one that brings him to life against the dramatic backdrop of the Revolutionary era and the heady intellectual exhilartaion 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 miraculous escape from execution in Paris during The Terror to his final years in America, where the once-lionized patriot spend his final days nearly impoverished and in the throes of dementia. Throughout his insightful portrait Nelson takes full account of this paradoxical figure.

Five years in the making, drawing on both the most recent scholarship and the archives of Philadelphia, Washington, New York, Paris, London, Lewes, and Thetford, Thomas Paine restores this often misunderstoof man to the stature that he deserves, and reveals him, a man who famously asserted that "we have it in our power to begin the world over again," to be as much a man of our own time as a paragon of the Enlightenment.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 9781101201787
ISBN-13: 9781101201787

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