Download All You Want to Know about Giants of Political Thought (Abridged): Common Sense, the Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers Audiobook

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Author: Knowledge Products Narrator: Craig Deitschmann Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780743540995
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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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  • “Provide(s) an accessible yet detailed guide to three of America’s formative political documents. All of the material can be understood and appreciated by an intelligent gradeschooler, and no one will fail to come away from the listening better informed about the history and the intellectual and conceptual underpinnings of the American republic.”, editorial review

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About the Author

Knowledge Products has been a leading educational audiobook company since 1985, focusing on the most influential ideas and events of history.

About the Narrator

George H. Smith is an author, editor, educator, and speaker. His first book was the very popular Atheism: The Case against God. Smith began teaching in the 1970s and for nearly twenty years spent his summers instructing university students in political philosophy and American political and intellectual history at seminars sponsored by the Cato Institute and the Institute for Humane Studies. His many articles and book reviews have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Reason, the New York Times, and the Journal of Libertarian Studies.