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 (1737-1809) strikes our times like a trumpet blast from a distant world." So begins John Keane's magnificent biography of one of democracy's greatest champions, a man whose familiarity to us is partly traceable to his own stupendous achievements. Coming from humble beginnings in Thetford, England, Paine later bred intense public excitement with his every move. Among friends and enemies alike, he earned a reputation as the greatest political figure of his day and the author of the eighteenth century's three bestselling books
  • Variously employed in England as a corset maker, ship's hand, Methodist lay preacher, exciseman, and writer who dabbled in public affairs, he later became the key pamphleteer in the American Revolution and author of Common Sense, an intellectual cornerstone of American democracy. In Britain, his Rights of Man frightened the establishment. Paine was also twice invited to France, where he helped draft the 1793 constitution, narrowly escaped the guillotine during the Terror, and wrote the most explosive modern plea for secularism, The Age of Reason. Setting his compelling narrative against a vivid social backdrop, John Keane melds together the public and private sides of Paine's life in a remarkable piece of scholarship, which is also thrilling to read. Meticulously researched and drawing on newly available material from the United States and Europe, this is the definitive biography of a man whose life and work have an uncanny resonance for our times
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keane, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC178.V2
LC item number
K38 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Political scientists
  • Revolutionaries
  • Political scientists
  • Revolutionaries
  • Biographie
  • EE. UU.
  • EE. UU.
  • United States
Label
Tom Paine : a political life, John Keane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
England, 1737-1774 -- Thetford days -- The ruined citizen -- America, 1774-1787 -- The empire and the orphan -- The birth of America -- War -- Public insults -- The federalist -- The woes of peace -- France and England, 1787-1802 -- Rights of man -- Executing a king -- Prison to dictatorship -- America, 1802-1809 -- Growing old in America
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 644 pages
Isbn
9780316484190
Lccn
94016496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30476426
  • (OCoLC)ocm30476426
Label
Tom Paine : a political life, John Keane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
England, 1737-1774 -- Thetford days -- The ruined citizen -- America, 1774-1787 -- The empire and the orphan -- The birth of America -- War -- Public insults -- The federalist -- The woes of peace -- France and England, 1787-1802 -- Rights of man -- Executing a king -- Prison to dictatorship -- America, 1802-1809 -- Growing old in America
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 644 pages
Isbn
9780316484190
Lccn
94016496
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30476426
  • (OCoLC)ocm30476426

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