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46 Pages is a dramatic look at a pivotal moment in our country’s formation, Scott Liell is a member of the Thomas Paine National Historical. Scott Liell talks about his book [46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence], the story behind Thomas. The thing that tipped the scales was a page book. In 46 Pages, Scott Liell describes America contemplating its colonial condition and how.

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As such, I couldn’t get away from 46 Pages, which is just a brilliant book. I read the original text first and then proceeded to the first part of the book which consists of a An important piece of the story of the American Revolution Sad to say, this history teacher had never read Thomas Paine’s famed pamphlet Common Sense until three days ago. I also think that part of my role is to present you with different connections between the past and today, connections that might not have occurred to you otherwise.

The book also includes gossip and story-telling in the humorous sketches of many famous Dubliners. The thing that tipped the scales was a page book. He strove not only for abolition and independence, but to build Saint-Domingue’s economic might and elevate his own social standing.

Jun 29, Suzanne Eisinger rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about 46 Pagesplease sign up. It is a passionate statement informing us that the only people who will save the middle class of this country is the middle class itself, but only if it is informed, organized, and prepared to take scltt the enormously powerful special interests dominating Washington.

Gives a good background of Paine and the reasons for writing the pamphlet. It was a clarion call.

He was a leader in that his work in Common Sense attracted followers. She would not, she asserted, use the Declaration in her work on the Supreme Court. As Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa forced open the corridors of power and exposed the wrongdoing of some of Washington’s most prominent officials. This is a critical point to understand just how momentous this document was during its time.


Through it all, the President who campaigned on a slogan of ‘Yes, We Can! Mar 31, Jack Schweitzer rated it liked it. Maryland, aspires to endure for ages to come. The power of a book comes not only in the number of readers but also the nature of readers. Calling Common Sense “the single most influential political work in American history,” Liell, a member of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association, asks how, in a mere 46 pages, Paine persuaded American colonists that the only solution to their quarrels with Britain was independence.

Keep me logged in on this computer. Liell does a very good job of exploring the history of the era in question. Return to Book Page. 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.

Liell skates on the thin ice of few sources but regardless: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? Read more Read less. Since its inception, the justices of the Supreme Court have shaped a nation where children toiled in coal mines, where Americans could be forced into camps because of their race, and where a woman could be sterilized against her will by state law.

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They believed they were fighting a civil war and would eventually resolve their differences with the mother country. May 09, Christopher Hivner rated it really liked it. Paine used language and imagery scottt to Common Sense to punctuate his point about the criticality of sacrifice, patriotism, and courage in the face of a powerful British enemy.

If I felt that way now, imagine how the people felt in We can access sources of information that took months, years, and near-lifetimes only a few years ago. If you are a seller for this product, would lieol like to suggest updates through seller support?

Very interesting investigation of Common Sense and Thomas Paine. Liell also stresses the power of Paine’s persuasion to the common people–“Common Sense” as a title playing on the different meanings of the word and the phrase–and its impact on the rush to Declarati This slim effort, barely pages longer than its subject, pegs the value of Common Sense to Paine’s identification of an enemy the King and an objective Independenceneither new, but as one contemporary commentator said were as stones in a field waiting for construction into the foundation.


Jun 09, Todd Stockslager rated it really liked it Shelves: Books of the Week. Paine laid everything on the line in Common Sense, arguing that independence was the only answer if they were going to thrive in America. Information for Authors Press Booksellers and Distributors.

Louveture’s ascendency was short-lived, however. I love this quote, ” The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark. He could sense mood and gesture, backdrop and motivation, with far greater agility than we can, regardless of technologically visual contact.

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46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to Independence by Scott Liell

If the book’s first two parts, a minibiography of Paine and the exegesis of Common Sensesound like lectures, this third part, with its stacked quotations and tiresome repetition, reads like a term paper.

In the epilogue, Liell simply summarizes Paine’s subsequent career as a political writer. Paine’s life in England and even in America are given only a cursory look, as pagrs book is more about the political and societal climate of the time and how it led him to begin writing against the crown.

Liell makes a strong case scottt Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, Common Sense, was the main reason that American colonists changed their minds in January from the notion of reconciling with King George and the English parliament to breaking the ties with them and asserting independence. Most of us learned in school that Thomas Paine wrote “Common Sense,” and that it was an important pamphlet in the revolutionary era, but that’s about all we know from most sources.