First Edition of God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything; Signed by Christopher Hitchens
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.
Item Number: 68041
New York: Twelve/ Hatchette Book Group, 2007.
First edition of this polemic by Hitchens. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Christopher Hitchens on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Anne Twomey. First printings are uncommon signed.
In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent 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.