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Thomas Paine
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Paine's Complete Works ... (1922 edition)
Thomas Paine
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The Political Writings of Thomas Paine: Secretary to the Committee of Foreign Affairs in the American Revolution : to which is Prefixed a Brief Sketch of the Author's Life (1824 edition)
Thomas Paine
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The Political Works of Thomas Paine: Secretary for Foreign Affairs to the Congress of the United States of America During the Revolutionary War (1826 edition)
Thomas Paine
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The Political Writings of Thomas Paine: Secretary to the Committee of Foreign Affairs in the American Revolution : to which is Prefixed a Brief Sketch of the Author's Life (1824 edition)
Thomas Paine
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The Works of Thomas Paine: A Hero in the American Revolution. With an Account of His Life ... (1854 edition)


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Born: January 29, 1737

Died: June 8, 1809 (aged 72)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he became one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

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