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TitleThe Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism
AuthorWindsor Mann
ISBN0306819589
ImprintWindsor Mann Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages352

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Over the past few decades, the bestselling author of Hitch 22 has crisscrossed the globe debating religious scholars, Catholic clergy, rabbis, and devout Christians on the existence of God appearances that have attracted thousands of people on both sides of the issue He has been invited to talk shows and events to discuss everything from the death of Jerry Falwell to the sainthood of Mother Teresa, from U.S policy in the Middle East to the dangers of religious fundamentalism and beyond And he is always armed with pithy discourse that is as intelligent as it is quotable The Quotable Hitchens gathers for the first time the eminent journalist, public intellectual, and all around provocateur Christopher Hitchen s most scathing, inflammatory, hilarious, and clear cut commentary from the course of his storied career Drawn from his many TV appearances, debates, lectures, interviews, articles, and books, the quotations are arranged alphabetically by subject from atheism and alcoholism to George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, from Islamofascism and Iraq to smoking and sex.

Reviews

Paul Bryant

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

Ugh, avoid avoid avoid this chopping up of the splendid Mr Hitchens renders him into a bile filled spleen queen you would run a mile on broken glass to avoid plus how would it be if someone took sentences here and there from your random writings from the past 30 years out of context and prese... (Sign in to see more)


Andrew

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

As a kid I would sometimes read quotationaries for hours, pouring over page after of page of witticisms, highlighting the ones I wanted to memorize I remember believing that memorizing quotes about virtue would magically make me virtuous and that storing up perfectly worded insults would make me fu... (Sign in to see more)


Tahira

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence The measure of an education is that you acquire some extent of your ignorance Have a feeling this will go into my Top Fav s list Have only gotten through the Introduction and am already making highlights in my Kindle It s either... (Sign in to see more)


Perry

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

In Which Mr Hitchens Describes James Carville, in his Role as the Prosecutor in the Film The People v Larry Flynt as looking every inch the product of the love scene in Deliverance orig rvw 5 22 16 I admit to being part of a crowd of people who chose not to read Hitchens on atheism rel... (Sign in to see more)


Tyler Malone

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

Similar to Amis s King s English , and just as witty The book reads like Hitch is sitting on your couch, sharing a bottle of Walker, and cataloging complains and brewing axioms One interesting point the book complies TV and debate quotations, too In print, it s wonderful to really notice how well sp... (Sign in to see more)


Maureen Flatley

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

Agree or disagree w Hitchens, he is never boring and always challenges us and the conventional wisdom.


Jason

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

ORIGINALITY Originality is a quality so rarely met with in humans that when it does occur it is often disputed Steal This Article, Vanity Fair, May 1996 So rare are there individuals who truly possess the faculties to continuously amaze and enlighten those with similar and differing opinions with as... (Sign in to see more)


Chris Webber

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

I have often thought that when I do die it will be of sheer boredom Nonintervention does not mean that nothing happens It means that something else happens This man was not shy about his feelings on things Agree or not, you just have to admire his blunt, honest assessments on issues I wish there wer... (Sign in to see more)


Chris

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

This book is an excellent collection of quotes which you can use wherever necessary in your battles against smallmindedness everywhere A previous reviewer said he was rating the book and not Hitchens, and thus gave it only 3 stars I enthusiastically reverse this and rate Hitchens himself 5 stars He ... (Sign in to see more)


Willard Brickey

The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism By Windsor Mann

Three stars may be a misleadingly low rating If I were rating Christopher Hitchens instead of The Quotable Hitchens the rating would be five stars And there are parts of this book that are about as enjoyable as reading gets.But the book was edited by Windsor Mann, not Hitchens A number of the quotat... (Sign in to see more)


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