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The Resource Hitch-22 : a memoir, Christopher Hitchens

Hitch-22 : a memoir, Christopher Hitchens

Label
Hitch-22 : a memoir
Title
Hitch-22
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hitchens
Title variation
  • Hitch-twenty-two
  • Hitch twenty-two
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The life story of one of the most admired and controversial public intellectuals of our time. Hitchens takes readers with him to Havana and Prague, Afghanistan and Iraq; tests himself by being waterboarded (he was disappointed in his early capitulation); and hobnobs with politicians and poets. He almost gets himself beaten up by defacing a poster in Iraq with a Hitler mustache. But the most intriguing stories are the personal ones, both from his early days, at home and at boarding school, and from his later life, when he learns that his mother was Jewish, which, if only technically, makes him Jewish as well. This revelation leads Hitchens on a quest to learn the story of his family, many of whom died in the Holocaust. How this new identity squares with his oft-proclaimed atheism sheds a different light on the meaning of religious identity. (He struggles mightily with his political identity as well.)
Summary
The controversial intellectual and author shares his own life story, explaining his contradictory stances on a variety of issues
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
Biography type
autobiography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
920.073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.H62575
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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a political memoir
Label
Hitch-22 : a memoir, Christopher Hitchens
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17766728
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 435 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780446540339
Lccn
2009051959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn464590644
  • (OCoLC)464590644
Label
Hitch-22 : a memoir, Christopher Hitchens
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17766728
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 435 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780446540339
Lccn
2009051959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn464590644
  • (OCoLC)464590644

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