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Orwell's two indelible classics marking the author's birth centenary.
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Diaries

By George Orwell

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Collects the diaries of George Orwell, chronicling the major events of his life, including the rise of totalitarianism and the death of his first wife, that influenced his writing.
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Kingsley Amis was one of Great Britain's masters of comedic prose, whose work of over twenty novels and scores of criticism, poetry, and memoir, continues to influence comedy writers today. Now with 'Everyday Drinking',Amis's three works on the subject of boozing: 'Kingsley Amis on Drink', 'Every Day Drinking', and 'How's Your Glass?', are collected in one volume. Amis was known in his time as a socialite--and a lush! And now, his myriad thoughts on his favorite past time are served up, the wit: extra dry like his martinis. Included in the book are Amis' well-tested drink recipes, his musings on every aspect of a night's drinking, as well as a number of quizes just for fun.
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With his pummeling erudition and wit, journalist Christopher Hitchens addresses the most urgent issue of our time: the malignant force of religion in the world. Redefining the debate about religion in public life, Hitchens takes on the faithful, arguing eloquently to make the ultimate case against religion through a close & learned reading of the major religious texts. Citing the personal story of his own dangerous encounters with faith, Hitchens describes his intellectual journey toward a secular view of life based on science and reason, in which the heavens are replaced by the Hubble telescope's awesome view and the double helix replaces Moses and the burning bush. 307p.
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One of the most noticed and debated public intellectuals of our time, despite decades on the public stage, Christopher Hitchens has rarely written of the private dimensions of his life - until now. The book is the candid,personal history of a complicated man: English-born and American by adoption, all atheist and partly Jewish, stalwartly bohemian (proudly flaunting 'drinking' along with 'disputation' as 'hobbies' in Who's Who), and rigorously intellectual. Here he discusses his famously unbending convictions, tracing the thread of principle that connects his opposition to war in Vietnam and his support for intervention in Iraq. Written in a mode that is anything but shy. Photos.
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Shows the United Nations building in New York, and discusses how it reflects the optimism of the postwar era
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Mortality

By Christopher Hitchens

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The author Hitch-22 describes his ultimately losing battle with esophageal cancer while writing columns for Vanity Fair on politics and culture and also describing his personal and philosophical view of life and death. (biography & autobiography). Simultaneous.
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Mortality

By Christopher Hitchens

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"Courageous, insightful and candid thoughts on malady and mortality from one of our most celebrated writers"--Provided by the publisher.
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A journalist who has followed the political and personal path of the President since his first run for national office in 1992 examines the rise and fall of many of Clinton's friends and associates and suggests that his largest legacy may be that of pseudo-democracy.
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Traces the lives of members of the Trueba family, beginning with clairvoyant Clara del Valle's summoning of the man she intends to marry, ambitious Esteban Trueba, and following three generations over the course of a century of violent change and their participation in the history of their times. 15,000 first printing.
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The book investigates, in turn, Kissinger's involvement in the war in Indochina, planned assassinations in Santiago, Nicosia, and Washington D.C., and genocide in East Timor. The book amounts to a 'devastating indictment' - drawn on the basis of first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation, and broad sweeps through material released under the Freedom of Information Act. 159p.
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(Eminent Lives series). Renowned as a fearless public speaker on political and social issues, Hitchens, author of, among other books, 'Why Orwell Matters,' and, most recently, 'A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq,' produces a compelling new biography of Thomas Jefferson that demonstrates his (Jefferson's) versatility. 160p.
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A trenchant critical essay on George Orwell (1903-1950), author of 'Animal Farm' & '1984,' by the columnist for 'Vanity Fair' & 'The Nation,' and author of 'Letters to a Young Contrarian.' In this spirited defenseof Orwell, Hitchens takes on all who have traduced or misinterpreted him, in the process dismantling the facade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebutting the critics point by point. Hitchens examines Orwell onhis perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America. 211p.
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