Books Recommended by Christopher Hitchens
The Gulag Archipelago (3 books)
Source: "Once [the author] succeeded in getting [this series printed], it became obvious that something terminal had happened to the edifice of Soviet power." - Christopher Hitchens
How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World
Edward W. Said
Source: "It was with [the author's] much lesser effort, [this book], that I began to realize that there was an apparently narrow but very deep difference between us." - Christopher Hitchens
The Sword of Honour Trilogy
Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen & Unconditional Surrender
Source: "When you read [this trilogy], you will straightaway notice that the veterans of the first world war are the instructors of the novices of the second world war." - Christopher Hitchens
The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn As Told by a Friend
Source: "The narrator of [this book] is relating his story against the clock, as the German homeland finds itself pulverized and encircled in the spring of 1945." - Christopher Hitchens
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