Christopher Hitchens
Twelve Books, New York, 2010, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780446540339

From the Publisher. The life story of one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time. Updated with a preface by the author, discussing his ongoing struggle with cancer. Over the course of his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens (d. 2011) 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.

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Carl Magnusson

I have always enjoyed Christopher Hitchens’s (sometimes abrasive) presence and writing, and this autobiography is a detailed rendition of his unapologetic life.

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