Arguably: Selected Essays
Publish date: September 6th 2011
Pages no: 816
Edition language: English
I miss Hitch. I may not agree with everything he wrote, but I really miss reading his reviews and articles. There have been few other columnists that made me start lists of other books to look out for while reading the review for a new book release. Hitchens was to the point, but always got ther...
Christopher Hitchens' last book (he passed away in December 2011) was my introduction to his writing. I would bestow upon this book the ultimate compliment - I expected to hate it, and ended up thoroughly transfixed and delighted with the breadth of Hitchens' knowledge and the courage of his convict...
Not bad. Some of the essays were too dated to be truly interesting, but I enjoyed much of this book. Hitchens was always thought-provoking in his arguments.
IntroductionAll American--Gods of Our Fathers: The United States of Enlightenment--The Private Jefferson--Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates--Benjamin Franklin: Free and Easy--John Brown: The Man Who Ended Slavery--Abraham Lincoln: Misery's Child--Mark Twain: American Radical--Upton Sinclair: A Cap...
I'm always a little disheartened to near the end of one of Christopher's little tomes (can this one properly be called "little"?), but I am saddest to see this one go of any I've so far devoured. Dozens of essays, some 850 pages, and not a bad page crossed my line of sight. Virtually every moment ...