Thomas Paine was called the “pamphleteer of the revolution.” His words inspired many Americans to oppose the oppression of King George’s Redcoats.

Now, as many are turning to the Tea Party movement and Americans are preparing for a crucial mid-term election that may determine whether America remains a free republic, a vital new book from the American Civil Rights Union brings Paine’s words to life in a unique format.

These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls: America — Then and Now in the Words of Tom Paine, was written by noted constitutional attorney John Armor and published just before his death on Aug. 20.

Although many books have been written about Paine, the Armor book uniquely arranges Paine’s words for easy reading, accompanied by Armor’s own witty and illuminating commentary in the margins, and is brilliantly illustrated with drawings from Olga Calco.

These are the times that try men’s souls. Order the book now!

“Every Tea Partier and political candidate must read John Armor’s revival of Thomas Paine’s works to best understand what we’re fighting for, and against, in 2010 and 2012." — Jed Babbin