The Albert Schweitzer - Helene Bresslau Letters, 1902-1912

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Rhena Schweitzer Miller, Gustav Woytt, Antje Bultmann Lemke
Syracuse University Press, Dec 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 268 pages
This book provides the only personal portrait of Schweitzer, here as a young man on a quest to better the lot of humankind, and of the woman who helped to shape that pursuit. Schweitzer was twenty-six and Helene Bresslau twenty-two when they met. He was preparing for an academic life in theology and philosophy, while his skill as a musician supplemented his intellectual work. Helene stepped beyond the conventions of the day by entering the nursing field, by founding a welfare program for single mothers, and fearlessly stating her own opinions. While Schweitzer searched for his path, Bresslau provided the sounding board for many of his ideas.
 

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1901
1
1902
2
1903
17
1904
38
1905
61
1906
96
1907
121
1908
137
1909
157
1910
181
1911
203
1912
223
Index
237
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