Albert Schweitzer: A Biography / Edition 2

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Brabazon, an independent writer and film producer, updates his biography of the humanitarian and physician Albert Schweitzer with new and profoundly revealing letters between him and H<'e>l<`e>ne Bresslau, whom he married after a ten-year correspondence. The letters reveal an intensely secret and unusual relationship, as well as facets of Schweitzer's personality and thinking that he took great trouble to hide from the world. New documents from the State Department regarding his battle with the US Atomic Energy Commission to stop H-bomb tests are also discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815606758
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Albert Schweitzer Library Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 555
  • Sales rank: 804,671
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
1 Childhood, 1875-1885 1
2 The Dark Years, 1885-1893 28
3 Strasbourg, 1893-1896 40
4 Paris, 1896-1899 64
5 Berlin, 1899 84
6 Two Examinations, 1899-1900 90
7 The Scholar-Curate, 1900-1901 96
8 The Historical Jesus, 1901 110
9 Helene 139
10 Bach, 1902-1904 164
11 Medical Studies, 1905-1908 186
12 The Departure, 1908-1913 202
13 Africa, 1913 231
14 Andende: The First Hospital, 1913 239
15 War, 1914-1915 260
16 "Reverence for Life," 1915 268
17 Internment, 1915-1917 288
18 The Lost Coin, 1918-1924 302
19 Adolinanongo: The Second Hospital, 1924-1927 330
20 Fame, 1927-1929 341
21 Life at the Hospital, 1929-1932 356
22 Another War, 1932-1945 376
23 America: "The Greatest Man in the World," 1945-1950 396
24 Schweitzer on Film, 1950-1954 417
25 A Crack in the Myth, 1951-1954 427
26 The Nobel Peace Prize and the Bomb, 1954-1957 443
27 The Last of Europe, 1957-1959 464
28 The Final Years, 1959-1965 477
Epilogue 499
Postscript to the Second Edition 505
App. A A Day at the Hospital 511
App. B From Albert Schweitzer's Gift of Friendship 521
Notes 525
Bibliography 541
Index 547
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