Hitch-22: A Memoir

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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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User Review  - foof2you - LibraryThing

Enjoyed the honesty and candor of this book. Interesting to see how his views came about. Used a lot of words that I had to look up. (One of the nice things about eReaders is the dictionary is included, but I did not read this on one of those.) Read full review

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User Review  - jimocracy - LibraryThing

Boring. I had such high hopes but it just didn't pan out for me. I'm sure this was rivoting for political junkies but it seemed so stuffy and detached to me. Even the author's account of his mother's suicide seemed devoid of emotion. Read full review

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Contents

Copyright
Yvonne
The Commander
Fragments from an Education
Cambridge
Revolution in the Revolution and Brideshead Regurgitated
Chris or Christopher?
Havana versus Prague
On Becoming an Anglo American
Changing Places
Salman
Mesopotamia from Both Sides
Something of Myself
Thinking Thrice about the Jewish Question
Edward Said in Light and Shade and Saul
Decline Mutation or Metamorphosis?

The Fenton Factor
Martin
Portugal to Poland
Acknowledgments
Copyright

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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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