available may 29, 2018

As an English corset-maker's son, Thomas Paine was expected to spend his life sewing women's underwear. But as a teenager, Thomas dared to change his destiny, enduring years of struggle until a meeting with Benjamin Franklin brought Thomas to America in 1774 and into the American Revolution.

Within 14 months, Thomas would unleash the persuasive power of the written word as Common Sense  - a brash wake-up call that rallied the American people to declare independence against the mightiest empire in the world.

“Common Sense,” wrote George Washington,  “Is working a powerful change.”