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an inaccurate book that adds nothing new,
This review is from: Thomas Paine's "Rights of Man": A Biography (Books That Shook the World) (Hardcover)
hitchens has taken the vast majority of his info from john keane's biography, and he has done it with many errors.
most infuriatingly he doesn't include any discussion on the impact both parts of Rights of Man had in the UK, perhaps in targetting an american audience he has left out the reaction of the country the book was written for.
the introduction to my penguin copy of rights of man proves to be far more informative and well researched.
the only upside of this book, if its a quality you seek, is that it is a light read.