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Common Sense
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  • DOGO Books nerdynerdynerd - I enjoyed learning about the American Revolution in school, but actually learning it from the perspective of a colonist. If you read my review of War and Peace, this might be a bit like that. This was like War and Peace, but shorter and they used words like "thereof" more often (Not like that's a problem, obviously). It was only 58 pages long, but it still took me like an hour to read (which is really saying something). Thomas Paine's pamphlet sold over 100,000 copies in the first three months, which is pretty amazing! I mean, he might not have thought his publication would have such a huge impact on the Patriots (and now the Loyalists probably hated him. I'm not sure about the neutrals. Neutral, maybe? Whatever)!! This was AMAZING to read. If you want to read it, be warned, it's slightly dry, but if you really want to learn about the American Revolution, then you'll probably love it. My class just finished learning about the American Revolution and I really wanted to read Common Sense. So I did! It's not a novel, or a biography, or an atlas, or a fact book, but a PAMPHLET (Look it up. It's probably in the dictionary. The word pamphlet, I mean. P-A-M-P-H-L-E-T. Easy). Read it! It's good (and thin)!
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