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Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer (07 Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780306816086
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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, youll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And theyre all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--“political and literary journalist extraordinaire” (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.

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A provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages selected by bestselling author Christopher Hitchens

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Hitchens, acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of "God Is Not Great," selects and introduces an illuminating collection of the most essential and influential writings for the non-believer, including selections from Charles Darwin, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Dawkins, and others.

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Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. His numerous books include Letters to a Young Contrarian and Why Orwell Matters.

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Michael Johnston, November 13, 2007 (view all comments by Michael Johnston)
This latest contribution to the dialog about religion and anti-theists is a thinking man's delight. Hitchens brings together a wide range of expositions on religion and religious thought, enlivening them with cogent comment and introduction. Read Mark Twain expound on the "creator of the fly' and marvel at the inventiveness of Dawkins' treatise on "Gerin Oil" and the good Doctor's pimping for a new movement "atheists for Jesus".
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780306816086
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Selected by:
Hitchens, Christopher
Selected:
Hitchens, Christopher
Editor:
Hitchens, Christopher
Author:
Hitchens, Christopher
Subject:
Atheism
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 22.4 oz

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