Thomas Paine on Liberty

Including Common Sense and Other Writings
Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616083514
Category: History
Page: 140
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Collects passages about freedom from the government, religions, and monopolies, taken from Thomas Paine's books, letters, and pamphlets.

Common Sense and Other Writings

Author: Thomas Paine,Joyce Oldham Appleby
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
ISBN: 9781593083762
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
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Thomas Paine was an important leader in the fight for independence from England. His pamphlet Common Sense stirred the populace to join the fight.

Rights of Man and Common Sense

Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 9780679433149
Category: History
Page: 306
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Collects Paine's political writings about the American and French revolutions

Relativity and Common Sense

A New Approach to Einstein
Author: Hermann Bondi
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486240213
Category: Science
Page: 177
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This radically reoriented and popular presentation of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity derives its concepts from Newtonian ideas rather than by opposing them. It demonstrates that time is relative rather than absolute, that high speeds affect the nature of time, and that acceleration affects speed, time, and mass. Very little mathematics is required, and 60 illustrations augment the text.

Common Sense, The Crisis, & Other Writings from the American Revolution

(Library of America Paperback Classic)
Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 159853436X
Category: History
Page: 475
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Now in paperback, Paine's essential American writings in authoritative Library of America texts: After a life of obscurity and failure in England, Thomas Paine came to America in 1774 at age 37. Within fourteen months he published Common Sense, the most influential pamphlet of the American Revolution, and began a career that would see him hailed and reviled in the American nation he helped create. In Common Sense, Paine sets forth an inspiring vision of an independent America as an asylum for freedom and an example of popular self-government in a world oppressed by despotism and hereditary privilege. The American Crisis, begun during “the times that try men’s souls” in 1776, is a masterpiece of popular pamphleteering in which Paine vividly reports current developments, taunts and ridicules British adversaries, and enjoins his readers to remember the immense stakes of their struggle. They are joined in this invaluable reader by a selection of Paine’s other American pamphlets and his letters to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and others.


Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326978802
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Thomas Paine (or Pain; February 9, 1737 [O.S. January 29, 1736] – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination." Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine migrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution. Virtually every rebel read (or listened to a reading of) his powerful pamphlet Common Sense (1776), proportionally the all-time best-selling American title, which crystallized the rebellious demand for independence from Great Britain.

Wit and Wisdom from Poor Richard's Almanack

Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307828824
Category: Humor
Page: 128
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Franklin’s Autobiography is one of the most famous works in American literature. He started it as a private collection of anecdotes for his son, but soon it was transformed into a work of history, both personal and national, revealing Franklin as the man who, as Herman Melville said, possessed “deep worldly wisdom and polished Italian tact, gleaming under an air of Arcadian unaffectedness.

Peter Linebaugh Presents Thomas Paine

Common Sense, Rights of Man and Agrarian Justice
Author: Thomas Paine,Peter Linebaugh
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844673803
Category: Philosophy
Page: 314
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Acclaimed historian Peter LInebaugh provides an original examination of Paine's works and legacy in the introduction to these two influential arguments for liberty of political thought--including Common Sense, which inspired the American Revolution, and The Rights of Man, a defense of the French Revolution. Original.

Common Sense

And Related Writings
Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312201487
Category: History
Page: 152
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Thomas Paine’s Common Sense is one of the most important and often assigned primary documents of the Revolutionary era. This edition of the pamphlet is unique in its inclusion of selections from Paine’s other writings from 1775 and 1776 — additional essays that contextualize Common Sense and provide unusual insight on both the writer and the cause for which he wrote. The volume introduction includes coverage of Paine’s childhood and early adult years in England, arguing for the significance of personal experience, environment, career, and religion in understanding Paine’s influential political writings. The volume also includes a glossary, a chronology, 12 illustrations, a selected bibliography, and questions for consideration.

Age of Reason

The Definitive Edition
Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615983820
Category: Rationalism
Page: 250
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Age of Reason, The Definitive Edition, includes Paine's original two volumes of Age of Reason, plus his third volume which remained unreleased until 1807. President Thomas Jefferson convinced Paine not to publish his third volume in 1802, as Paine originally intended, out of fear of the backlash it may cause. Now, thanks to this edition of Paine's Age of Reason, the modern reader can enjoy Paine's three-volume original work in one distinguished manuscript.

Great English Essays

From Bacon to Chesterton
Author: Bob Blaisdell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112365
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 224
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Essays spanning 4 centuries reflect the wit, wisdom, and common sense of a number of distinguished English writers. Includes works by Addison, Swift, Johnson, Goldsmith, Lamb, Woolf, Shaw, and others.

Common Sense (Original Classics)

Author: Thomas Paine
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781522984092
Category: Monarchy
Page: 54
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Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775-76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. The pamphlet explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence in clear, simple language. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places.

The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters and Speeches

Author: Abraham Lincoln,H. Jack Lang
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811701600
Category: History
Page: 265
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This is H. Jack Lang's original selection of Abraham Lincoln's most interesting speeches and letters, from his first public position as postmaster in Illinois to the highest political office in the land. We read his witty testimonials, sharp commentaries, clever social correspondence, astute handling of angry generals and cabinet officers, and above all, his wisdom in motivating political supporters and defusing challengers -- all of which show a sagacity in politics, an eloquence of simple rhetoric, and an invariable gentlemanliness rarely seen in public life today. Lincoln was the first of the "great communicator" presidents. His words are as much alive today as when he uttered them 150 years ago. - Back cover.

The Peterkin Papers

Author: Lucretia P. Hale
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486174034
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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Meet the Peterkins, a lovable family with a notable lack of common sense. These comic tales offer a charming glimpse of 19th-century life. "A masterpiece." — The New York Times. 153 illustrations.

Adventures in Mathematical Reasoning

Author: Sherman Stein
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486806448
Category: Mathematics
Page: 192
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Eight fascinating examples show how understanding of certain topics in advanced mathematics requires nothing more than arithmetic and common sense. Covers mathematical applications behind cell phones, computers, cell growth, and other areas.