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Hitchens, Christopher

Works: 295 works in 1,098 publications in 19 languages and 43,245 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Controversial literature  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Diaries  Portraits  Quotations  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Speaker, Author of introduction, Interviewer
Classifications: CT275.H62575, 200
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God is not great : how religion poisons everything by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

92 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A case against religion and a description of the ways in which religion is man-made"--Provided by the publisher
Arguably : essays by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essayist Christopher Hitchens ruminates on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men, the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard, the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell, the persistent agonies of anti-Semitism and jihad, the enduring relevance of Karl Marx, and how politics justifies itself by culture--and how the latter prompts the former
The trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

49 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation and broad sweeps through material released under the Freedom of Information Act, Christopher Hitchens mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness, he alleges, have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter
Thomas Jefferson : author of America by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation continued to own human property. He negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier. The Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, led to the building of the U.S. Navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background is the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution. --From publisher description
No one left to lie to : the triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indictment of the person and practices of President Bill Clinton, arguing that the public focus on Clinton's sexual indiscretions has detracted attention from even worse behavior including his cronyism and financial misdeeds
Why Orwell matters by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this trenchant critical essay, Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. In his emulative and contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the facade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture towards which he exhibited much ambivalence."--Jacket
Thomas Paine's Rights of man by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Paine was one of the greatest advocates of freedom in history, and his Declaration of the Rights of Man, first published in 1791, is the key to his reputation. Inspired by his outrage at Edmund Burke's attack on the French Revolution, Paine's text is a passionate defense of man's inalienable rights. Since its publication, Rights of Man has been celebrated, criticized, maligned, suppressed, and co-opted. But here, polemicist and commentator Christopher Hitchens marvels at its forethought and revels in its contentiousness. Hitchens, a political descendant of the great pamphleteer, demonstrates how Paine's book forms the philosophical cornerstone of the United States, and how, "in a time when both rights and reason are under attack," Thomas Paine's life and writing "will always be part of the arsenal on which we shall need to depend." (New Statesman)--From publisher description
Blaming the victims : spurious scholarship and the Palestinian question by Edward W Said( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable atheist : essential readings for the nonbeliever by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the mistaken use of the label "New Atheists," there is a lot of continuity over the past couple of centuries among atheist authors in their critiques of religion, theism, and superstition. Not every argument is identical, and even when the same basic argument is being offered there can be variety in how it is presented. This evolution of atheist critiques of supernatural religion is one of the virtues of Christopher Hitchens' book The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever. Well known for his own atheist book God Is Not Great, Hitchens treads some very heavily-traveled ground here in editing a compendium of atheist writings. Do we really need yet another book of essays, isolated chapters, and other selections from atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and skeptics of the past? What could we get out of this latest offering that we didn't get from the past half dozen that we bought - or the others that we simply skipped? Those are good questions, and reasons why I was skeptical of Hitchens' book, but in the end I think he succeeds in making his book more than "just one more" collection of atheist essays
Letters to a young contrarian by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the book that he quite possibly was born to write, provocateur and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person pitched at an angle of passionate disagreement against the lazy consensus than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways?" "This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions," invoking mentors such as Emile Zola, Rosa Parks and Vaclav Havel. What they have in common is a commitment to living and thinking, right now, in a society not as it is but as it might be. Hitchens bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society and the sacrifice of true irony, satire and other forms of critical style. He understands the importance of disagreement - to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress - to democracy itself."--Jacket
The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what, asks Christopher Hitchens, makes Mother Teresa so divine? In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish is to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answer any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa's fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds
Love, poverty, and war : journeys and essays by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases America's leading polemicist's rejection of consensus and cliché, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa ("a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud"), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson and Michael Bloomberg. Hitchens began the nineties as a "darling of the Left" but has become more of an "unaffiliated radical" whose targets include those on the Left, who he accuses of "fudging" the issue of military intervention in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, as Hitchens shows in his reportage, cultural and literary criticism, and opinion essays from the 1990s to 2004, he has not jumped ship and joined the Right but is faithful to the internationalist, contrarian and democratic ideals that have always informed his work.--From publisher description
God is not great [how religion poisons everything] by Christopher Hitchens( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poses a case against organized religion that documents the myriad ways in which religion reflects human agendas and distorts sexuality and the perception of the origins of the universe, in a science-based analysis that considers the benefits of a secular world
Blood, class, and nostalgia : Anglo-American ironies by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With wit and an eye for eccentric detail, Christopher Hitchens examines the sometimes tragic but more often comic course of the Anglo-American empire
For the sake of argument : essays and minority reports by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'For the sake of argument, one must never let a euphemism or a false consolation pass uncontested. The truth seldom lies, but when it does lie it lies somewhere in between.'. The global turmoil of the last few years has severely tested every analyst and commentator. Few have written with such insight as Christopher Hitchens about the large events - or with such discernment and with about the small tell-tale signs of a disordered culture. For the Sake of Argument ranges from the political squalor of Washington, as a beleaguered Bush administration seeks desperately to stave off disaster and Clinton prepares for power, to the twilight of Stalinism in Prague; from the Jewish quarter of Damascus in the aftermath of the Gulf War to the embattled barrios of Central America and the imperishable resistance of Saralevo, as a difficult peace is negotiated with ruthless foes. Hitchens' unsparing account of Western realpolitik in the end shows it to rest on delusion as well as deception. The reader will find in these pages outstanding essays on political assassination in America as well as a scathing review of the evisceration of politics by pollsters and spin-doctors. Hitchens' knowledge of the tortuous history of revolutions in the twentieth century helps him to explain both the New York intelligentsia's flirtation with Trotskyism and the frailty of Communist power structures in Eastern Europe. Hitchens' pointed reassessments of Graham Greene, P.G. Wodehouse and C.L.R. James, or his riotous celebration of drinkiny and smoking, display an engaging enthusiasm and an acerbic wit. Equally entertaining is his unsparing rogues' gallery, which gives us unforgettable portraits of the lugubrious 'Dr'Kissinger, the comprehensively reactionary 'Mother' Teresa, the preposterous Paul Johnson and the predictable P.J. O'Rourke
Vanity Fair's Hollywood by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of classic photographs, essays, and caricatures depicting a century of Hollywood power, glamour, myth, and mystery
Diaries by Christopher Isherwood( Book )

in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboeken van de Engelse schrijver (1904-1986)
Vanity Fair, the portraits : a century of iconic images by Graydon Carter( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Vanity Fair Portraits' traces the cultural history of the 20th century and its leading personalities in the pages of a magazine that helped usher in the modern age and which has itself become a benchmark of modern achievement
Unacknowledged legislation : writers in the public sphere by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many have seen the encounter between literature and politics as necessarily fraught. Norman Podhoretz, for instance, examined the intersection under the rubric 'The Bloody Crossroads' (a term he borrowed from Lionel Trilling). Christopher Hitchens, in this sparkling engagement with literature and its producers, prefers a different approach. Taking inspiration from Shelley's description of the poet as an 'unacknowledged legislator', he shows that whilst the engagement between writers and those in power is not always smooth, it generally embodies a dialectic that is worth investigation." "Hitchens provides rich evidence that his own sallies as a political journalist are nourished by an erudite familiarity with a broad sweep of novelists, essayists and poets. In these pages Oscar Wilde's profound radicalism is uncovered; George Orwell's role as a fulcrum between left and right is carefully appraised; the languid irony and cosmopolitanism of Gore Vidal are celebrated; and a discussion of the fatwah issued against Salman Rushdie prompts a meditation on the West's misunderstood encounter with Islam. Along the way, a refined and knowledgeable palate samples offerings from, amongst others, P.G. Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy Parker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, Anthony Powell, Saul Bellow, Alan Bloom, Philip Larkin and Patrick O'Brian, and dethrones the overrated, conspicuous among them such figures as Tom Wolfe and Isaiah Berlin."--Jacket
Cyprus by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De politieke gebeurtenissen op Cyprus vooral rond de Turkse militaire invasie in 1974
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God is not great : how religion poisons everything
Alternative Names
Chičins, Christofer 1949-2011

Christopher Hitchens britisch-US-amerikanischer Autor, Journalist und Literaturkritiker

Christopher Hitchens Brits auteur

Christopher Hitchens engelsk-amerikansk forfatter, journalist og litteraturkritiker

Christopher Hitchens giornalista, saggista e critico letterario britannico

Cristopher Hitchens

Hičins, Kristofer.

Hitchens, Christopher, 1949-

Hitchens, Christopher (Christopher Eric), 1949-

Hitchens, Christopher Eric 1949-2011

Kristofers Hičenss

Κρίστοφερ Χίτσενς

Χίτσενς, Κρίστοφερ

Кристофер Хиченс

Кристофър Хитчънс

Крістофер Гітченс

Хитченс, Кристофер

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Arguably : essaysThe trial of Henry KissingerThomas Jefferson : author of AmericaNo one left to lie to : the triangulations of William Jefferson ClintonWhy Orwell mattersThomas Paine's Rights of manBlaming the victims : spurious scholarship and the Palestinian questionThe portable atheist : essential readings for the nonbeliever