Hitch-22: A Memoir (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 2, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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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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The chief attributes were the references to the Amis clan. There wasn't much else but a bloviated rasping. It may be fitting that I finished the book at a shopping mall, waiting for my wife. The ... Read full review

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The chief attributes were the references to the Amis clan. There wasn't much else but a bloviated rasping. It may be fitting that I finished the book at a shopping mall, waiting for my wife. The ... Read full review

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Contents

Caute
Preface
Prologue with Premonitions
Yvonne
A Coda on the Question of Selfslaughter
The Commander
Fragments from an Education
Cambridge
Changing Places
Salman
Mesopotamia from Both Sides
Amateur Archaeology in Iraq
Postscript
Something of Myself
A Short Footnote on the Grape and the Grain
Thinking Thrice about the Jewish Question

Revolution in the Revolution and Brideshead Regurgitated
Chris or Christopher?
Havana versus Prague
The Fenton Factor
Martin
Portugal to Poland
Lusitania
Liberté ŕ la Polonaise
Death and Disappearance and an Infinite Library
On Becoming an Anglo American
Landscapes of Memory
Edward Said in Light and Shade and Saul
Decline Mutation or Metamorphosis?
Acknowledgments
Contents
ALSO BY CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
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Copyright
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About the author (2010)

Christopher Hitchens was born in Portsmouth, England on April 13, 1949. He was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and wrote for numerous other publications throughout his lifetime. He was the author of numerous books including No One Left to Lie To, For the Sake of Argument, Prepared for the Worst, God Is Not Great, Hitch-22: A Memoir, and Arguably. He died due to complication from esophageal cancer on December 15, 2011 at the age of 62.

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