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Orwell's two indelible classics marking the author's birth centenary.
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A mordant, episodic, brilliantly lucid history of transatlantic negotiat ions of power and cultural influence. Interrogating the assumptions behind British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's pious belief that Britain's 20th-century role is to play civilizing Greece to America's Rome, Hitchens shows how the British insinuated the ideology of Empire into America's 'expansionist' foreign policy. Bibliographic Notes, Index. 398p.
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(HarperPerennial Modern Classics). 'Brave New World,' first published in 1932, presents Huxley's vision of the future in which, through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class. As a powerful work of speculative fiction, it sheds a critical light on society. In 'Brave New World Revisited'(1958), Huxley uses his knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with the prophetic fantasy envisioned in his earlier utopic fiction, including threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, & chemical persuasion. 340p.
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With his unique fusion of erudition and wit, Hitchens addresses the most urgent issue of our time: the malignant force of religion in the world. In this eloquent argument with the faithful, he makes the ultimate case against dogma (and for a more secular approach to life) through a close and learned reading of the major theological texts. Hitchens tells the personal story of his own dangerous encounters with religion and describes his intellectual journey toward a secular view of life based on science and reason. Christopher Hitchens passed away on December 15, 2011. References, Index. A National Book Award Finalist. 320p.
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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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In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion in this series of acute readings of the major religious texts. He demonstrates the ways in which religion is man-made, dangerously sexually repressive and distorts the very origins of the cosmos. With robust clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope's awesome view of the universe and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix. Arguing that the concept of an omniscient God has profoundly damaged humanity, Hitchens farily revels in the possibility of society without religion. References, Index. 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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Hons and Rebels

By Jessica Mitford

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(NYRB Classics). Jessica Mitford, the great muckraking journalist, was part of a legendary English aristocratic family. Hons and Rebels is the hugely entertaining tale of Mitford’s upbringing, which was, as she dryly remarks, “not exactly conventional…” This work stands as a family portrait, a tale of youthful folly and high-spirited adventure, a study in social history, and a love story – all in one! 284p.
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This 'Christopher Hitchens Reader' showcases America's leading polemicist's rejection of consensus and cliche. Whether reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or mercilessly pummeling Bill Clinton, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson, Michael Bloomberg, or Mother Teresa, Hitchens' perspective is that of the astute contrarian armed with a savage wit. Consistently over the past decade, he's demonstrated an ability to ever differentiate Thomas Jefferson from Thomas the Tank Engine. 475p.
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Illustrates the unusual relationship between a man and a woman traveling on the Orient Express.
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Presented on 2 CDs with a 2-hour Runtime; Unabridged.
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Calling upon personal testimony and documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, chronicles the life of Henry Kissinger, linking him to events including the war in Indochina and genocide in East Timor.
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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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