Thomas Paine by Craig Nelson audiobook

Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

By Craig Nelson
Read by Paul Hecht

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665015592

Runtime: 15.50 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

John Adams told Thomas Jefferson that "history is to ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine." Thomas Edison called him "the equal of Washington in making American liberty possible." He was a founder of both the United States and the French Revolution. He invented the phrase, "The United States of America." He rose from abject poverty in working-class England to the highest levels of the era's intellectual elite. And yet, by the end of his life, Thomas Paine was almost universally reviled. He had run afoul of Washington, broke with Robespierre and narrowly escaped the guillotine, and was all but exiled from his native England.

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Author Bio: Craig Nelson

Author Bio: Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson is the author of three previous books. His writings have appeared in Salon, Blender, Genre, and a host of other publications. He was an editor at HarperCollins, Hyperion, and Random House for almost twenty years. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 15.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English