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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

46 Pages by Scott Liell

An important piece of the story of the American Revolution

Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
Sad to say, this history teacher had never read Thomas Paine's famed pamphlet Common Sense until three days ago. I came across a stand-alone printing of the book and was prepared to buy it when I found 46 Pages.

The entire text of Common Sense (originally just 46 pages long, thus the title) is added as an appendix at the end of the book. I read the original text first and then proceeded to the first part of the book which consists of a short and pleasant combination of a biography of Paine, a history of Common Sense and little snippets of what several founders thought of the pamphlet at its author.

This is a solid addition to any American history buff's collection.

 I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.

This book can be found on Amazon.com here: 46 Pages.

Reviewed on August 5, 2008.

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