Common Sense

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, May 23, 2016 - 54 pages
First published on January 10, 1776, at the beginning of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense was an immediate sensation. In clear simple language it explained to the people of the Thirteen Colonies why they needed to fight for independence from Great Britain.

Common Sense has been called "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era."

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User Review  - Renzomalo - LibraryThing

Like all dated material, a little bit of a challenge to get through, but well worth the effort. In this brief little book, Paine lays out the underlying rationale of the country's founding and impetus for the revolution. Long story short: the King is not law: the Law is king. Nuff said. Read full review

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User Review  - jonfaith - LibraryThing

One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for ... Read full review

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Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 - June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary.

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