The American Crisis (Illustrated) by Thomas Paine

The American Crisis (Illustrated)

byThomas Paine, Timeless Books: Editor

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The book has an active table of contents for easy access to each volume and section of the following titles:

1. THE AMERICAN CRISIS – THOMAS PAINE

2. LIFE OF THOMAS PAINE: VOLUME 1 & 2 IN 2 - MONCURE DANIEL CONWAY

Thomas Paine was one of the founding fathers of the United States. He was also a political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary that is seen today in the row with the greatest thinkers such as John Locke, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Hobbes, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. Their collected thoughts have had strong influence on building the foundation of the United States and its endeavor of open society.

Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis was published between 1776 and 1783 in a row. In the book, Thomas Paine inspired the people in the Thirteen Colonies to fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. Paine convinced American people that the conflict of the Thirteen Colonies with Great Britain was between the good American devoted to civic virtue and the selfish provincial man. The independence was with common dissenting Protestant beliefs.

To inspire his soldiers, General George Washington had The American Crisis read the aloud to all his troops during the revolution as that “These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

On September 23, 2015 , Chinese President Xi Jinping, the powerful leader of the last and largest communist country in the world, visited the United States and claimed to American people that he enjoyed reading the books by Thomas Paine. Interestingly, this reminded American people that in 1800 Paine had a meeting with Napoleon in Paris. Napoleon also claimed he slept with a copy of Rights of Man under his pillow and told Paine that "a statue of gold should be erected to you in every city in the universe." However, Paine’s response to Napoleon’s progress towards dictatorship was: "the completest charlatan that ever existed". Although Thomas Paine cannot directly respond to the president Xi Jinping’s praise of his books today, former secretary of the United States Hillary Clinton responded on September 27, 205 during Xi’s same U.S. trip to UN in the United States "Xi hosting a meeting on women's rights at the UN while persecuting feminists? Shameless". Hillary’s response to President Xi Jinping is almost repeating Paine’s response to Napoleon again.

Thomas Paine is forever remembered as a philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary through his extremely influential works. His works have produced great influence on building the foundation of the United States. His books are the wakeup call to the self-indulged dictators. His view to the real world became widely recognised as the foremost philosophical and political voice of freedom. His theory still remains true and his spirit of hard core to challenge the establishments still inspires the young generations around the world to build and evolve our democratic systems around worlds for a better future. Paine’s influence has been felt in nearly every field of the humanities and sciences.

The book also contains the title Life of Thomas Paine by Moncure Daniel Conway to help readers better understand the historical background of that Paine wrote The American Crisis.

This book is one of the most important ones about the thoughts of human rights and freedom by Thomas Paine, one of the greatest thinkers of modern political philosophy on the planet.

Title:The American Crisis (Illustrated)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2015Publisher:www.WealthOfNation.comLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051179828

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