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Jul 12, 2016
| ISBN 9780375859694
| Young Adult
Nov 11, 2014
| ISBN 9780385386050
| Young Adult
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Jul 12, 2016 | ISBN 9780375859694 | Young Adult
Nov 11, 2014 | ISBN 9780385386050 | Young Adult
From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a compelling look at the life and impact of Thomas Paine and the profound power of ideas.Uneducated as a boy, Thomas Paine grew up to become one of the most influential writers of the 18th century. He brought the world Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason; simply written, verbal battles against political, civil, and religious ignorance. Dubbed ‘The Father of the American Revolution’, Paine began his written reign by fervently proposing the idea of American independence from Great Britain, where he lived before emigrating to the United States in his thirties. As one historical event led to another, Paine continued to divulge his ideas to the public, risking his reputation and even his life. Award-winning author Albert Marrin illustrates the hardships and significance of a man’s beliefs and its affects on our nation in a way that all ages can comprehend.
Albert Marrin is a much-decorated historian and writer whose most recent book, Terror of the Spanish Main, was called “addictive reading” in The Horn Book. He lives in Riverdale, New York.
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