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Arguably: Essays

By Christopher Hitchens

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Spanning four remarkable decades, a collection includes the best-selling author's early writings on civil rights, Vietnam and international incidents, as well as his inflammatory -- and now infamous -- columns on the Clintons, the Catholic Church, Mother Theresa, radical Islam and an array of meditations on contemporary politics and political figures. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
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Amis's wisdom on the cherished subject of drinking. Along with a series of well-tested recipes the book includes Amis's musings on The Hangover, The Boozing Man's Diet, The Mean Sod's Guide, and How Not to Get Drunk - all leavened with fun quizzes on the making and drinking of alcohol all over the world. A full-glass cocktail of wry humor and distilled knowledge. Index. 302p.
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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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Infidel

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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This memoir hit bestseller lists across the country and its author appeared on a host of national TV shows when first published in hardcover. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, the book recounts the intellectual comingof age of an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter - from her Muslim childhood to her activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West. 368p.
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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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The Adventures of Augie March

By Saul Bellow

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Hailed as an American classic upon its publication in 1953, 'The Adventures of Augie March' holds the title of the Great American Novel - albeit with some worthy challengers nipping at Augie's heel.Nevertheless, this exuberant narrator-hero, a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Depression, makes himself available for a series of occupations, then proudly rejects each one as unworthy. His own oddity is reflected in the companions he encounters - plungers, schemers, risk-takers, and 'hole-and-corner' operators like the would-be tycoon Einhorn or the would-be siren Thea, who travels with an eagle trained to hunt small creatures & gather new readers!
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Twenty-one selections. Contributors, among others, include: Elife Batuman, 'The Murder of zleo Tolstoy'; Brian Doyle, 'Irreconcilable Dissonance'; Jane Kramer, 'Me, Myself, and I'; PHillip Lopate, 'Brooklyn the Unknowable'; David Sedaris, 'Guy Walks into a Bar Car'; John Edgar Wideman, 'Fatheralong'; James Wood, 'A Fine Rage'. Contributors Notes; Notable Essays of 2009. 272p.
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Over the past few decades, the irrepressibly opinionated Christopher Hitchens has criss-crossed the globe debating religious scholars, Catholic clergy, rabbis, and devout Muslims as well as Christians on the existence of God and the supposed morality of religion - appearances that have attracted thousands on both sides of 'whatever issue:' From U.S. policy in the Middle East to the death of Jerry Falwell to the sainthood of Mother Teresa, Hitchens is always armed with pithy discourse that is deeply grounded in a wide-ranging knowledge of literature, and the currency of world events. Drawn from Hitchens's many TV appearances, debates, lectures, interviews, articles, and books, this A-Z omnibus of 'Hitch-talk' tackles subjects alphabetically - from atheism and alcoholism to George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, from Islamofascism and Iraq to smoking and sex - and perfectly captures the wit and depth of one of the contemporary world's more terrifying rhetoricians, baying in his element. Martin Amis, in his foreword, writes 'In debate, no matter what the motion, I would back him against Cicero, against Demosthenes.' Case closed. Open the book! Christopher Hitchens passed away on December 15, 2011. 332p.
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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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The book investigates, in turn, Kissinger's involvements in the war in Indochina, planned assassinations in Santiago, Nicosia, and Washington, D.C., and genocide in East Timor. The book adds up 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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(Books That Changed the World series). A political descendant of the great pamphleteer (Declaration of the Rights of Man, 1791), Christopher Hitchens marvels at Paine's philosophical eloquence, and the extent to which the form of his writing laid foundation to the American experiment. As a proponent of 'the rights of man', Paine's commitment is second to none. Notes, Index. 158p.
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'Trenchant & critical,' this biographical essay assesses the life and myth of the 20th-century's foremost political hair-raiser. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens destabilizes the facade of Orwell's cookie cutter and rebuts his critics ice pick by ice pick. 'A provocative encounter of wit, contention, and historical truth.' 211p.
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