Francis Bacon said that knowledge is power. But we often don't have time to read and gain all the knowledge we would like. The Giants of Political Thought series provides an easy, systematic way to broaden your mind and your awareness of the greatest documents in our country's history and the great minds behind them.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense was the best-selling pamphlet in American history. By persuading thousands of Americans to join the cause of independence, it became the inspirational spark behind the American Revolution.
The Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, is a brilliant summary of the philosophy and ideas behind the American Revolution. This tightly worded, logical essay has become one of the most famous political documents in American history.
Published as a series of newspaper articles, The Federalist Papers, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, contain many of the ideas that made the American Revolution a remarkable political experiment. It has been called the third most important document in American historythird only to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution itself.
Authoritative, fascinating, and entertaining, The Giants of Political Thought is a truly unique way to learn about the documents that made our country great.
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