Common Sense by Thomas PaineCommon Sense by Thomas Paine

Common Sense

byThomas Paine

Paperback | November 26, 2015

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Reprinted with special care for all American History students and History lovers, Thomas Paine?sCommon Senseis one of the most important pamphlets ever published in American history.Common Senseinspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in 1776. The clear and simple language used by Paine to explain the advantages of and the need for immediate independence are still just as inspiring as they were over 200 years ago.

Common Sensewas published anonymously on January 10, 1776 and was sold and distributed widely around the colonies. George Washington had it read aloud to all his troops, which at the time had surrounded the British army in Boston. In proportion to the population of the colonies in 1776, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book ever published in American history. Paine, a brilliant man, structuredCommon Senseas if it were a sermon and reasoned in a style that common people understood.

References to today?s political atmosphere can certainly be compared to the writing of Paine inCommon Sense. For those who have history buffs in their lives, this pamphlet is a must-own, as it shaped the future of America during the Revolutionary era.

A brilliant thinker with the heart of a rebel,Thomas Painemigrated to the colonies with the help of Benjamin Franklin just before the revolution. Although remembered primarily for writing the most provoking pamphlet of the American Revolution, Paine was also a political activist, philosopher, and writer in 18th America century.
Title:Common SenseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 26, 2015Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0785833471

ISBN - 13:9780785833475

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