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ISBN13: 9780446540339
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Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has been both a socialist opposed to the war in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. war against Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. He is a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, by a mother whose Jewish heritage was not revealed to him until her suicide.

In other words, Christopher Hitchens contains multitudes. He sees all sides of an argument. And he believes the personal is political.

This is the story of his life, lived large.

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"Hitchens offers an engrossing account of his lives as a British Navy brat, a socialist activist and a leading essayist and intellectual of our time....Revealing and riveting." Kirkus Reviews

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"Few authors can rile as easily as Hitchens does.... He makes you want to be as good a reader as he is a writer." Booklist

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"Not only is the writing original and flowing, but this memoir is brimming with political and cultural insights. A reader may disagree with Hitchens's take on the world, but his writing wins the day." Library Journal

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"A fat and juicy memoir of a fat and juicy life." Washington Post

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Over the course of his 60 years, Hitchens has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. This is the story of his life, lived large.

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Chistopher Hitchens is a widely published polemicist and frequent radio and TV commentator. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York.

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PremNR, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by PremNR)
Great read.
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gsxr, June 17, 2010 (view all comments by gsxr)
I have yet to read Hitch-22, it is next on my list. Christopher Hitchens is a first rate writer. Factual, straight up, on target, a true literary fighter, powerfull speaker, and formidable opponent. I look foward to seeing him at Powell's on the 23rd.
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ISBN:
9780446540339
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Publisher:
Twelve
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Author
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Writers; Journalists; Political activists; Athiests; Intellectuals
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Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.10x6.20x1.50 in. 1.70 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Twelve - English 9780446540339 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hitchens offers an engrossing account of his lives as a British Navy brat, a socialist activist and a leading essayist and intellectual of our time....Revealing and riveting."
"Review" by , "Few authors can rile as easily as Hitchens does.... He makes you want to be as good a reader as he is a writer."
"Review" by , "Not only is the writing original and flowing, but this memoir is brimming with political and cultural insights. A reader may disagree with Hitchens's take on the world, but his writing wins the day."
"Review" by , "A fat and juicy memoir of a fat and juicy life."
"Synopsis" by , Over the course of his 60 years, Hitchens has been both a foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places and a legendary bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. This is the story of his life, lived large.
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