The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Paperback | November 6, 2007

byChristopher Hitchens

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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you'll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they're all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--“political and literary journalist extraordinaire” (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.

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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this ...

Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. His numerous books include Letters to a Young Contrarian and Why Orwell Matters.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.4 inPublished:November 6, 2007Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306816083

ISBN - 13:9780306816086

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for atheists! As a fan of Hitchens' work I really enjoyed this book. Some of the chosen essays are not that easy to read, but definitely worth it. I find myself re-reading some parts of the book now and then.
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"Contrarian Christopher Hitchens' The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever should be sufficient fodder for anyone uncomfortable with the notion of a creator."—Hartford Courant