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Tom Paine: A Political Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date February 1, 2003
Pages 576
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802139641
ISBN-10 0802139647
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.94 lbs.
Original list price $23.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Portrays the life of one of democracy's greatest champions--a soldier, diplomat, and pamphleteer of the American Revolution who helped draft the French Constitution.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
"More than any other public figure of the eighteenth century, Tom Paine strikes our times like a trumpet blast from a distant world." So begins John Keane's magnificent and award-winning (the Fraunces Tavern Book Award) biography of one of democracy's greatest champions. Among friends and enemies alike, Paine earned a reputation as a notorious pamphleteer, one of the greatest political figures of his day, and the author of three best-selling books, Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason. Setting his compelling narrative against a vivid social backdrop of prerevolutionary America and the French Revolution, John Keane melds together the public and the shadowy private sides of Paine's life in a remarkable piece of scholarship. This is the definitive biography of a man whose life and work profoundly shaped the modern age. "Provide[s] an engaging perspective on England, America, and France in the tumultuous years of the late eighteenth century." -- Pauline Maier, The New York Times Book Review "It is hard to imagine this magnificent biography ever being superceded.... It is a stylish, splendidly erudite work." -- Terry Eagleton, The Guardian


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780316484190
 
from Little Brown & Co (March 1, 1995)
9780316484190 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 2.00 in. | 2.15 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Portrays the life of one of democracy's greatest champions--a soldier, diplomat, and pamphleteer of the American Revolution who helped draft the French Constitution
Paperback
Book cover for 9780747525431 Book cover for 9780802139641 Book cover for 9781408802250
 
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (June 1, 2009)
9781408802250 | details & prices | 688 pages | List price $32.70
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from Grove Pr (February 1, 2003)
9780802139641 | details & prices | 576 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.94 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Portrays the life of one of democracy's greatest champions--a soldier, diplomat, and pamphleteer of the American Revolution who helped draft the French Constitution.
New edition from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (April 18, 1996)
9780747525431 | details & prices | 672 pages | List price $16.10
About: Tracing the life of one of the most highly regarded political figures of his generation, this work presents both the public and private sides of Paine's life.

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