Arguably: Selected Essays
Publish date: 2011
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages no: 788
Edition language: English
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 ...
Christopher Hitchens, Arguably (London: Atlantic Books, 2012), 788pp As a reflection of its author, Arguably, a compendium of the writings of the late Christopher Hitchens, is a success. Upon completion of this tome, one feels as if one has acquired an appreciation of the man's character and intel...
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