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Current Bibliography



Thomas Paine Society Research Library


Books: Thomas Paine


Tom Paine Brent, Colin; Deborah Gage; & Paul Myles (2009). Thomas Paine in Lewes 1768-1774: A Prelude to American Independence. Lewes: PM Trading.


Chumbley, Joyce & Leo Zonneveld, Editors (2009). Thomas Paine: In Search of the Common Good. Proceedings of a 250th Birthday Colloquium held at the United Nations, December 10, 1987. Nottingham: Spokesman Books.


Collins, Paul (2005). The Trouble with Tom: The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine. NY: Bloomsbury.


Conway, Moncure (1892/1909). The Life of Thomas Paine: to which is added a Sketch of Paine by William Cobbett. NY: G.P. Putnam.


Dyck, Ian – Editor (1988). Citizen of the World: Essays on Thomas Paine. NY: St Martin’s Press.


Elias, J.T. (2001). Young Thomas Paine: A Novel.


Fast, Howard (1943). The Selected Works of Tom Paine & Citizen Paine. NY: The Modern Library.


Foner, Eric (1976). Tom Paine and Revolutionary America. Oxford UP.


Fruchtman, Jack (1994). Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom. NY: Four Walls Eight Windows.


—— (2009). The Political Philosophy of Thomas Paine. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.


Gimbel, Richard (1956). Thomas Paine: A Bibliographical Checklist of Common Sense: With an Account of its Publication. Yale UP.


Haught, James (1996). 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Courage to Doubt. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.


Hitchens, Christopher (2006). Thomas Paine’s Rights of Man: A Biography. NY: Atlantic Monthly Press.


Jacoby, Susan. Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. NY: Metropolitan Books.


Kaye, Harvey (2000). Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution. Oxford UP.


—— (2005). Thomas Paine and the Promise of America. NY: Hill and Wang.


Keane, John (1995). Tom Paine: A Political Life. London: Bloomsbury.


Larkin, Edward (2005). Thomas Paine and the Literature of Revolution. Cambridge UP.


Lewis, Joseph (1947). Thomas Paine: Author of the Declaration of Independence. NY: Freethought Press.


Liell, Scott (2003). 46 Pages: Thomas Paine, Common Sense, and the Turning Point to American Independence. Philadelphia: Running Press.


Nelson, Craig (2006). Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations. NY: Viking.


Paine, Thomas (1795). The Rights of Man: for the Use and Benefit of all Mankind. London: Daniel Eaton, Printer.


—— (1925). The Life and Works of Thomas Paine, Vols 1-10. Edited by Van der Weyde, with an Introduction by Thomas Edison. New Rochelle, NY: Thomas Paine Nat’l Historical Assn.


—— (1948). The Life and Major Writings of Thomas Paine. Edited by Philip Foner. Secaucus, NJ: The Citadel Press.


—— (1948). Rights of Man. With a biographical intro by Philip Foner. Citadel Press.


—— (1948). The Age of Reason. With a biographical intro by Philip Foner. Citadel Press.


—— (1976). Common Sense. London: Penguin.


—— (1995). Common Sense. NY: Barnes & Noble.


—— (1987). The Thomas Paine Reader. Edited by Michael Foote & Isaac Kramnick. London: Penguin.


—— (1995). Collected Writings. Notes and selections by Eric Foner. NY: The Library of America.


—— (1988). Paine and Jefferson on Liberty. Edited and Intro by Lloyd Kramer. NY: Continuum Publishers.


—— (2010). These are the Times that Try Men’s Souls: America — Then and Now in the Words of Tom Paine. Edited by John Armor. Alexandria, VA: American Civil Rights Union.


Scheuermann, Mona (2002). In Praise of Poverty: Hannah More Counters Thomas Paine and the Radical Threat. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press.


Waxman, Laura Hamilton (2004). Uncommon Revolutionary: A [Children’s] Story about Thomas Paine. Illustrations by Craig Orback. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books.


Wilensky, Mark (2008). The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine: An Interactive Adaptation for All Ages. NY: Savas Beatie.


Woodward, W.E. (1945). Tom Paine: America’s Godfather 1737-1809. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.



Pamphlets and Journals:


Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America.


Journal of the Thomas Paine National Historical Assn2000 Vol 1, Autumn.


Journal of Radical History of the Thomas Paine Society UK2006 Vol. 8 #3

2007 Vol. 8 #4 and Vol. 9 #1

2008 Vol 9. #2 and #3

2009 Vol. 10 #1

2010 Vol. 10 #2 and #3

2011 Vol. 11 #1

2012 Vol. 11 #2 and #3

2013 ?


Lapham’s Quarterly. 2012-2013.


The Bust of Thomas Paine (1974). Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society.


The Spectator (1830). Complete in 2 volumes. Philadelphia: J.J. Woodward.


The Thomas Paine Award. New Rochelle, NY: Thomas Paine Nat’l Historical Assn.


Tom Paine Bicentenary Papers (2010). Thetford Society.




Allen, Steve (1989). Meeting of Minds: Complete Scripts of the PBS TV Series. Buffalo: Prometheus Books.


Fast, Howard (1986). Citizen Tom Paine: A Play in 2 Acts. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Ruskin, Ian (2013).


Ruskin, Ian (2013). To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine. A one-man play.


Wesker, Arnold (1975). The Journalists. American Revolution Aptheker, Herbert (1960).


Books: The American Revolution


Aptheker, Herbert (1960). The American Revolution 1763-1783. NY: Int’l Publishers.


Becker, Carl (1922/1970). The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas. NY: Vintage Books.


Bowen, Catherine Drinker (1950). John Adams and the American Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.


—— (1966). Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention May-September 1787. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.


Bukowski, Douglas (1999). American History: A Concise Documents Collection. Vol. 1: to 1877.


Commager, Henry Steele (1975). Jefferson, Nationalism, and the Enlightenment. NY: George Braziller.


Franklin, Benjamin (2005). The Portable Benjamin Franklin, edited by Larzer Ziff. London: Penguin.


Hawke, David Freeman (1964). A Transaction of Free Men: The Birth and Course of the Declaration of Independence. NY: Da Capo Press.


Jefferson, Thomas (1939). On Democracy, edited by Saul Padover. NY: Mentor Book.


Kramnick, Isaac & L. Moore (1996). The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness. NY: W.W. Norton.


Maier, Pauline (1997). American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence. NY: Vintage.


McCullough, David (2001). John Adams. NY: Simon & Schuster.


Nichols, John (2006). The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders’ Cure for Royalism. NY: The New Press.


Randall, Willard Sterne (1993). Thomas Jefferson: A Life. NY: Harper.


Stokesbury, James (1991). A Short History of the American Revolution. NY: William Morrow.


French Revolution


Edmonds, David & J. Eidinow (2006). Rousseau’s Dog: Two Great Thinkers at War in the Age of Enlightenment. NY: HarperCollins.


Temko, Allan (1955). Notre-Dame of Paris: The Biography of a Cathedral. NY: Viking Press.


Voltaire (1977). The Portable Voltaire, edited by Ben Redman. London: Penguin.


History and Philosophy


Andrews, Charles (1901). Ideal Empires and Republics: Rousseau’s Social Contract, More’s Utopia, Bacon’s New Atlantis, Campanella’s City of the Sun. NY: Walter Dunne.


Appleby, Joyce (2005). A Restless Past: History and the American Public. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.


Becker, Carl (1932). The Heavenly City of the 18th-Century Philosophers. Yale UP.


Brands, H. W. (2002). The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream. NY: Doubleday.


Burman, Tom (1975). The Dictionary of Misinformation. NY: Thomas Crowell.


Foner, Eric (2002). Who Owns History? NY: Hill & Wang.


Freidel, Frank (1994). The Presidents of the United States of America. Washington: White House Historical Assn.


Hiltzik, Michael (2011). The New Deal: A Modern History. NY: Free Press.


Lamont, Corliss (1949). The Philosophy of Humanism. NY: The Wisdom Library.


Lawrence, Michael (2011). Radicals in their own Time: 400 Years of Struggle for Liberty and Equal Justice in America. Cambridge UP.


Lepore, Jill (2010). The Whites of their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History. Princeton UP.


Lincoln, Abraham (1965). Wisdom and Wit, edited by Louise Bachelder. Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press.


Loewen, James (1995/2007). Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. NY: Touchstone Book.


Mangione, Jerre (1983). The Dream and the Deal: The Federal Writers’ Project 1935-1943. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.


Marx, Robert with Jennifer Marx (1992). In Quest of the Great White Gods: Contact Between the Old and New World from the Dawn of History. NY: Crown.


McCabe, Joseph 1985). History’s Greatest Liars. Austin: American Atheist Press.


Morrall, John (1958). Political Thought in Medieval Times. NY: Harper.


Mumford, Lewis (1922). The Story of Utopias. NY: Viking Press.


Murphy, Edwin (1995). After the Funeral: The Posthumous Adventures of Famous Corpses. NY: Barnes & Noble.


Plato, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius (1969). The Apology, Phaedo, & Crito; The Golden Sayings; The Meditations. NY: P. Collier & Son.


Sandburg, Carl (1939). Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, Volumes 1-4. NY: Harcourt, Brace, & Co.


Schlesinger, Arthur (1959). The Coming of the New Deal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.


—— (1973). The Imperial Presidency. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.


—— - editor (1983). The Almanac of American History. NY: Perigree.


Sinclair, Upton (2004). The Land of Orange Groves and Jails: Upton Sinclair’s California, Edited by Lauren Coodley. Berkeley: Heyday Books.


Taylor, David (2009). Soul of a People: The WPA Writers’ Project Uncovers Depression America. NY: John Wiley.


Ward, Kyle (2006). History in the Making: How American History has Changed in the Telling over the Last 200 Years. NY: The New Press.


Wartzman, Rick (2008). Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. NY: Public Affairs.


Weisberger, Bernard (1985). The WPA Guide to America: The Best of 1930s America as seen by the Federal Writers’ Project. NY: Pantheon Books.


Wills, Garry (1992). Lincoln at Gettysburg. NY: Simon & Schuster.


Wolf, Naomi (2007). The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green.


Wollstonecraft, Mary (1792/2004). A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. London: Penguin.


Zinn, Howard (2003). A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present. NY: HarperCollins.


—— (2008). A People’s History of American Empire. NY: Metropolitan Books.




Armstrong, Karen (1993). A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. NY: Ballantine Books.


Asimov, Isaac (1981). Asimov’s Guide to the Bible. NY: Wings Books.


Ball, W.P., G. Foote, J. Bowden, R. Smith (1986). The Bible Handbook, Revised Edition. Austin: American Atheist Press.


Brother Lawrence (1958). The Practice of the Presence of God: Conversations and Letters of Nicholas Herman of Lorraine. Westwood, NJ: Fleming Revell Co.


Browne, Lewis (1926). This Believing World: A Simple Account of the Great Religions of Mankind. NY: Macmillan.


Darrow, Clarence (1995). Why I Am an Agnostic: And Other Essays. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.


—— (1957). Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in his own Words. NY: Simon and Schuster.


Dershowitz, Alan (2007). Blasphemy: How the Religious Right is Hijacking our Declaration of Independence. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley.


Ducasse, C.J. (1953). A Philosophical Scrutiny of Religion. NY: The Ronald Press.


Eliade, Mircea (1954). Cosmos and History: The Myth of the Eternal Return. NY: Harper Torchbooks.


Foote, G.W. & W. Ball (1937). The Bible Handbook: For Freethinkers and Inquiring Christians. London: Pioneer Press.


Gilbert, R.A. (1993). Casting the First Stone: The Hypocrisy of Religious Fundamentalism and its Threat to Society. Dorset, England: Element Books.


Greeley, Andrew & Jacob Neusner (1990). The Bible and Us: A Priest and a Rabbi Read Scripture Together. NY: Warner Books.


Harris, Sam (2006). Letter to a Christian Nation. NY: Vintage Books.


Haught, James (1990). Holy Horrors: An Illustrated History of Religious Murder and Madness. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.


Herrick, Jim (1985). Against the Faith: Essays on Deists, Skeptics, and Atheists. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.


Hoffer, Eric (1951). The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements. NY: Harper & Row.


Hudson, Winthrop (1965/1973). Religion in America: An Historical Account of the Development of American Religious Life, 2nd Edition. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons.


Ingersoll, Robert (1903). The Works of Robert Ingersoll in 12 Volumes. NY: Dresden Publishing.


—— (1993). Reason, Tolerance, and Christianity: The Ingersoll Debates. Buffalo: Prometheus Books.


Jacoby, Susan (2004). Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism. NY: Henry Holt.




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