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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations
Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom
Life and Major Writings of Thomas Paine by Philip S. Foner
Bad touchstone on the last, sorry.
Thanks to you both. The library surprisingly has all three of your recommendations Sarge so I'll probably give one of them a go.
I would highly recommend Eric Foner's "Tom Paine and Revolutionary America" or "Thomas Paine and the Promise of America" by Harvey J. Kaye. Foner's is a classic and Kaye's is a more contemporary treatment.
While not a biography, the Library of America does publish a nice volume of his collected writings.
Paine is a childhood hero of Harvey J. Kaye's, he mentions Paine in many of his essays. I think his book would be interesting.
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