The words of Thomas Paine changed the course of history, and are still relevant as Ukrainians fight for the rights he articulated.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense helped Americans "decide upon the propriety of separation,” as George Washington said.
In the teeth of near defeat, Gen. George Washington pulled out miraculous mid-winter victories
‘The ingenious Captain Peale” sired a dynasty of painters and started America’s first great museum.
He was a capitalist. He was an urban reformer. He was a country boy. He was “Comrade Jesus,” a hardworking socialist. He was the world’s first ad man. For a century and a half, novelists have been trying to recapture the “real” Jesus.
You Asked for It
Walden is here, of course; but so too is Fanny Farmer’s first cookbook
WHERE DID IT GO?
Vain, snobbish, distinctly upper-class in his libertine social habits, Gouverneur Morris nevertheless saw himself justifiably as "A Representative of America"
The Most Uncommon Pamphlet of the Revolution
Common Sense was a bestseller and turned the tide of public feeling toward independence, but for its author fame was followed by ingratitude.