Item description for The American Crisis by Thomas Paine...
This description of this very important book to the American Revolution, especially to the troops at Valley Forge, is best said by these famous words of Thomas Paine: "These are the times that try mens's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the services of their country, but he that stands now, desrves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered, yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the truimph. What we attain to cheap, we esteem to lightly; it is this dearness only that gives everything it's value". Many men at Valley Forge read this book and decided to fight rather than leave the service of the Revolution even tho their enlistments were up very soon. It can be said, that if Thomas Paine had not written this book at the time he did - The Revolution would have been lost! American's 'today' need to know what our forefathers did while suffering everything - from the weather, the lack of food, bad medical condition, no boots and winter clothes and superiority of the English military in numbers and weapons in order to establish the United States of America. The American patriots had 100 times the motivation of the English as they fought for freedom and liberty. Not many American's today know that 40,000 of our brethern died in the fields of battle to give us what we have today! The 4th of July is not only Independence Day but Patriots Day. Thomas Paine is one of the greatest heros of the Revolution and the Revolution did not come easy! All Power To The People! A Collector's Edition.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Jul 15, 2007
Publisher Synergy International of the Americas, Ltd
ISBN 1934568384 ISBN13 9781934568385
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More About Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine was born in England in 1737 and worked as a schoolteacher, storekeeper, and customs inspector before moving to Philadelphia in 1774. He quickly acquired a reputation as a journalist and published his hugely successful and influential pamphlet Common Sense in 1776. The Crisis, written when Paine was a soldier in the darkest days of the revolution--with its famous opening words, -These are the times that try men's souls---called for perseverance and prevented Washington's army from disintegrating. To honor him for defending the French Revolution in Rights of Man, France made him a citizen and elected him to their constitutional convention. He died in 1809.
Thomas Paine was born in 1737 and died in 1809.
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