Christopher Hitchens


Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.

Books
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    Hons and Rebels

    In Hons and Rebels Jessica Mitford tells about her upbringing, which, she drily remarks, “even for England, in those far-off days of the middle twenties…was not exactly conventional….”

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    A Handbook on Hanging

    With barbed insouciance, Charles Duff writes not only of hanging but of electrocution, decapitations, and gassings; of innocent men executed and of executions botched; of the bloodlust of mobs and the shabby excuses of the great.