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Common Sense | [Thomas Paine]

Common Sense

Thomas Paine published Common Sense in 1776, a time when America was a hotbed of revolution. The pamphlet, which called for America's political freedom, sold more than 150,000 copies in three months. Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution itself. His persuasive pieces, written so elegantly, spoke to the hearts and minds of all those fighting for freedom from England.
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Thomas Paine published Common Sense in 1776, a time when America was a hotbed of revolution. The pamphlet, which called for America's political freedom, sold more than 150,000 copies in three months. Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution itself. His persuasive pieces, written so elegantly, spoke to the hearts and minds of all those fighting for freedom from England.

Public Domain (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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“No writer has exceeded Paine in ease and familiarity of style; in perspicuity of expression, happiness of elucidation, and in simple unassuming language.” (Thomas Jefferson)

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    Kaui Bay Area, CA 07-12-12
    Kaui Bay Area, CA 07-12-12 Member Since 2009

    I love to walk and run listening to audiobooks

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    "A MUST READ for every American!"

    Enormously popular and widely read propaganda pamphlet, published in 1776, clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence. Eloquent, persuasive and incendiary. I can see why this pamphlet was so influential. A must read for every American!

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    Sydney PARIS, TX, United States 02-03-14
    Sydney PARIS, TX, United States 02-03-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Revisit (or Visit) History and Open Your Eyes"

    This was surprisingly easy to "read," and very interesting from this side of history. Hard to imagine even the need for this, but definite reminder of why America needed to do as she did. Glad I took the time. Do you know what Paine argued made sense for the colonists, what the argument was really about? Listen and find out.

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    Barb Hilliard, OHIO, United States 02-11-13
    Barb Hilliard, OHIO, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2012

    I teach nursing at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, Ohio.

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    "Learn the History!"
    Where does Common Sense rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top 10


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked listening while on-the-go and the reminder of history.


    What does Walter Dixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ease of listening. Allows my hands to be free for workouts.


    If you could give Common Sense a new subtitle, what would it be?

    The knowledge of Thomas Paine


    Any additional comments?

    This is a keeper.

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