Albert Schweitzer: A Biography (Google eBook)

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Syracuse University Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 555 pages
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James Brabazon updates his critically acclaimed biography of humanitarian Albert Schweitzer to include a wealth of recently discovered documents, including the letters between Schweitzer and Helene Bresslau written during the ten years before their marriage.

Brabazon's research has also included recently released documents from the State Department regarding Schweitzer's battle with the United States Atomic Energy Commission to halt H-bomb tests.

  

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User Review  - tkhanson - LibraryThing

A very comprehensive biography that presents both the positive and the negative aspects of Schweitzer's life and character. The positive bits certainly dominate, and Brabazon almost always has a way ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

I'm about half way through this 550 page biography. It's well written and fascinating, but slow going. I set it aside to catch up on books for my book club and a book I'm reading with my granddaughter ... Read full review

Contents

Childhood 18751885
1
The Dark Years 18851893
28
Strasbourg 18931896
40
Paris 18961899
64
Berlin 1899
84
Two Examinations 18991900
90
The ScholarCurate 19001901
96
The Historical Jesus 1901
110
Adolinanongo The Second Hospital 1924I927
330
Fame 19271929
341
Life at the Hospital 19291932
356
Another War 19321945
376
America The Greatest Man in the World 19451950
396
Schweitzer on Film 19501954
417
A Crack in the Myth 19511954
427
The Nobel Peace Prize and the Bomb 19541957
443

Helene
139
Bach 19021904
164
Medical Studies 19051908
186
The Departure 19081913
202
Africa 1913
231
Andende The First Hospital 1913
239
War 19141915
260
Reverence for Life 1915
268
Internment 19151917
288
The Lost Coin 19181924
302
The Last of Europe 1957J959
464
The Final Years 19591965
477
Epilogue
499
Postscript to the Second Edition
505
A Day at the Hospital
511
From Albert Schweitzers Gift of Friendship
521
Notes
525
Bibliography
541
Index
547
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About the author (2000)

JAMES BRABAZON is an award-winning frontline journalist and documentary filmmaker. Based in London, he has travelled in more than sixty countries investigating, filming and directing in the world' s most hostile environments. He has written for The Observer and The Sunday Times, appears as a commentator on CNN and the BBC, and lectures on the ethics and practicalities of reporting conflict.

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