Biography

Christopher Hitchens

Chistopher Hitchens was a widely published polemicist and frequent radio and TV commentator. He was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York. He died in December 2011.

Christopher Hitchens

Books by Christopher Hitchens

by Christopher Hitchens - Memoir, Nonfiction

Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Christopher Hitchens refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us.

by Christopher Hitchens - Essays, Nonfiction

For nearly four decades, Christopher Hitchens was telling us what we confront when we grapple with first principles --- the principles of reason, tolerance and skepticism that define the foundations of our civilization. Here, he supplies fresh perspectives on such figures as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Rebecca West, George Orwell and J.G. Ballard. His intrepid discussions are gathered from a lifetime of traveling and reporting all over the world.

by Joe Sacco and Christopher Hitchens - Graphic Novel

This nonfiction book documents journalist Joe Sacco's four trips in late 1995 and early 1996 to Goražde, a United Nations–designated safe area in eastern Bosnia. Its Muslim population suffered many losses during the Bosnian War --- both in lives and an incredible amount of property destroyed --- but the town was the only one in eastern Bosnia to hold out while the Bosnian Serb forces carried out an "ethnic cleansing" of the region.