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The Resource Tom Paine : a political life, John Keane

Tom Paine : a political life, John Keane

Label
Tom Paine : a political life
Title
Tom Paine
Title remainder
a political life
Statement of responsibility
John Keane
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 'More than any other public figure of the eighteenth century, Tom Paine strikes our times like a trumpet blast from a distant world. His writings still spark disputes about matters of public importance, while his thoughts move public figures as different as Ronald Reagan and Bob Dylan, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Thatcher to quote him as if to prove that the dead are more sometimes alive than the living.' So begins John Keane's magnificent and award winning 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 seminal books, Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason. Setting his compelling narrative against a vivid social backdrop of pre-revolutionary 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
  • Biographies and Autobiographies
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
WLB
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1949-
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Keane, John
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Paine, Thomas
  • Democracy
  • Politicians
  • Revolutionaries
  • Political scientists
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Tom Paine : a political life, John Keane
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000044677376
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
644 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781408802250
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)317930863
Label
Tom Paine : a political life, John Keane
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1995
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000044677376
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
644 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781408802250
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)317930863

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