Track Section Reader Length
01 00 - Editor's Preface Michele Fry 1:47
02 01 - Crisis I These Are The Times That Try Men's Souls TRUEBRIT 23:03
03 02 - Crisis II To Lord Howe Michele Fry 40:57
04 03 - Crisis III Part I In The Progress Of Politics Max Wainer 42:35
05 04 - Crisis III Part II In The Progress Of Politics Max Wainer 34:56
06 05 - Crisis IV Those Who Expect To Reap The Blessings Of Freedom Michele Fry 8:26
07 06 - Crisis V Part I To Gen. Sir William Howe KirksVoice 45:27
08 07 - Crisis V Part II To The Inhabitants Of America KirksVoice 19:35
09 08 - Crisis VI To The Earl Of Carlisle and Gen. Clinton Ernst Schnell 23:00
10 09 - Crisis VII To The People Of England Michele Fry 49:57
11 10 - Crisis VIII Address To The People Of England Greg Giordano 20:17
12 11 - Crisis IX Had America Pursued Her Advantages Michele Fry 12:53
13 12 - The Crisis Extraordinary On The Subject Of Taxation Ernst Schnell 37:50
14 13 - Crisis X On The King Of England's Speech Bruce Kachuk 48:51
15 14 - Crisis XI On The Present State Of News JGHenry 26:32
16 15 - A Supernumerary Crisis To Guy Carlton Greg Giordano 11:23
17 16 - Crisis XII To The Earl Of Shelburne Bruce Kachuk 23:39
18 17 - Crisis XIII Thoughts On The Peace And Probable Advantages Thereof Bruce Kachuk 16:41
19 18 - A Supernumerary Crisis: To The People Of America Bruce Kachuk 8:26

 

Production
Running time: 8 hours and 16 minutes
Book Coordinator: Michele Fry
Meta Coordinator: Phil Chenevert

Artwork

Cover: Painting of Thomas Paine by Auguste Millière circa 1876 (original: 1792)
DVD Inset: Scan of the first page from the first edition of The American Crisis.
DVD Inset: Portrait of Thomas Paine circa 1791 by Laurent Dabos

"These are the times that try men's souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” So begins the first of The American Crisis series of pamphlets by Thomas Paine published during the American Revolution between 1776 and 1783. George Washington was so moved by the first in the series that he had it read aloud to the Continental Army on December 23, 1776, three days before the Battle of Trenton, to bolster morale. Thirteen numbered pamphlets appeared in 1776 and 1776 and appeared at critical junctures of the early days of the struggle; three more appeared between 1777 and 1783. Signed with the pseudonym “Common Sense”, Paine wrote in simple language that everyone could understand, and his writings clarified the issues, improved morale, appealed to the good sense of the English and argued against a negotiated peace.

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EAN 0701236969900
Media MP3 CD
Package DVD box
Author Thomas Paine (1737 – 1809)
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Read by Multiple readers
Length 8 hours and 16 minutes
Type Collaborative

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