Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, April 13, 1949 –December 15, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, a slashing polemicist in the tradition of Thomas Paine and George Orwell who trained his sights on targets as various as Henry Kissinger, the British monarchy and Mother Teresa, wrote a best-seller attacking religious belief, and dismayed his former comrades on the left by enthusiastically supporting the American-led war in Iraq, died on Thursday in Houston. He was 62. ~ New York Times, December 16, 2011
The Merrimack Public Library owns several of Christopher Hitchens' books, including Hitch 22: a memoir (2010), Arguably: essays (2011) and God is Not Great: how religion poisons everything (2007). His writing is also available through our online magazine index, Harper's Magazine, Vanity Fair and other journals for which he wrote. Please contact the reference desk if you'd like help in finding some of his work.

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