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Hitch 22 : a memoir

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this long-awaited and candid memoir, Hitchens re-traces the footsteps of his life to date, from his childhood in Portsmouth, with his adoring, tragic mother and reserved Naval officer father; to his life in Washington DC, the base from which from he would launch fierce attacks on tyranny of all kinds. Along the way, he recalls the girls, boys and booze; the friendships and the feuds; the grand struggles and lost  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hitchens, Christopher.
Hitch 22.
London : Atlantic Books, 2010
(OCoLC)520758919
Named Person: Christopher Hitchens; Christopher Hitchens
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9781848877535 1848877536
OCLC Number: 795695280
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: Telegraph Biography of the Year 2011
Short-listed for Orwell Prize 2011
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Prologue with premonitions --
Yvonne --
The Commander --
Fragments from an education --
Cambridge --
The sixties: revolution in the revolution --
Chris or Christopher? --
Havana versus Prague --
The Fenton factor --
Martin --
Portugal to Poland --
A second identity: 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?
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.

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The acid, hilarious, confessional, provocative bestselling memoirs of our greatest contrarian, and the author of god Is Not Great. 'If Hitchens didn't exist, we wouldn't be able to invent him.' Ian  Read more...

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