Hitch-22: A Memoir

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 3, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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’ bracing polemics produce a slightly wearing but always stimulating read. There’s a lot in it as he takes us from his private school tussles through the revolutionary Trotskyite movements he ... 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

Contents

Yvonne
9
The Commander
32
Fragments from an Education
47
Copyright

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Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School. He is the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, George Orwell, Mother Teresa, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and his #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award nominee, God Is Not Great.

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