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The definitive biography of Tom Paine, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of his death
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'It is hard to imagine this magnificent biography ever being superceded . It is a stylish, splendidly erudite work The only book so far to do full justice to this near-nigh mythical figure' Terry Eagleton, Guardian 'A superb biography of an extraordinary man in extraordinary times' Daily Telegraph 'Not only a book of the year but a book of the decade - should finally consolidate Thomas Paine's reputation' Michael Foot, Evening Standard 'The most impressive and well-documented account ever written of this extraordinary man' ObserverAbout the Author:
Born in Australia, John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Westminster and the WZB (Berlin) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Founder of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, a consultant to the United Nations and a recent member of the American-based Institutions of Democracy Commission, his books include Global Civil Society? (2004), Vaclav Havel: A Political Tragedy in Six Acts (1999) and The Life and Death of Democracy.
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Book Description Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2009. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 688 pages. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1408802252