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Paine by Thomas Paine
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Aug 05, 09

bookshelves: history, politics

I haven’t delved deeply into Thomas Paine’s writings. I mainly purchased this for The American Crisis and The Age of Reason. But I’m a fan of the publisher. Library of America puts together visually appealing, well-edited compilations. I doubt they are always the best editions, but they are consistently good. I also own three of their Willa Cather volumes and one of Mark Twain.

As far as Thomas Paine goes, he is a lesser known (and lesser liked) founding father. Among his faults are not getting along with President Washington and telling the world what he honestly thought of The Holy Bible . Oh yeah, and he wrote passionately for the cause of American Independence.
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