Tom Paine: A Political Life

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Grove Press, 2003 - 644 頁
"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 -- Pauline Maier, The New York Times Book Review "It is hard to imagine this magnificent biography ever being superceded....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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LibraryThing Review

用戶評語  - datrappert - LibraryThing

The fascinating life of one of the greatest Americans. This book covers Paine's triumphs, his failures, and his many frustrations. He was hardly an unflawed character. But he was fearless, even taking ... 閱讀評論全文

TOM PAINE: A Political Life

用戶評語  - Kirkus

An aptly subtitled biography of the trailblazing political polemicist: This detailed account finds virtually no trace of a personal life. After his wife's death in childbirth in 1760, argues Keane ... 閱讀評論全文

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A Citizen Extraordinary
ix
England 17371774
1
Thetford Days
3
The Ruined Citizen
36
America 17741787
81
The Empire and the Orphan
83
The Birth of America
108
War
138
The Woes of Peace
241
France and England 17871802
265
Rights of Man
267
Executing a King
345
Prison to Dictatorship
382
America 18021809
453
Growing Old in America
455
Notes
537

Public Insults
181
The Federalist
208

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