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Published to commemorate Albert Schweitzer's only visit to the United States 60 years ago, this anniversary edition of his autobiography gives 21st-century readers a unique and authoritative account of the man John F. Kennedy called one of the transcendent moral influences of our century.

Schweitzer is celebrated around the world as a European pioneer of medical service in Africa, a groundbreaking philosopher and musical scholar, and a catalyst of environmental and peace activism. Yet people most revere Schweitzer for his dedication to serving others and his profound and influential ethic of reverence for life. For Schweitzer, reverence for life was not a theory or a philosophy but a discovery — a recognition that the capacity to experience and act on a reverence for all life is a fundamental part of human nature, a characteristic that sets human beings apart from the rest of the natural world.

This anniversary edition coincides with several high profile celebrations of his 1949 visit, as well as the release of a new feature film starring Jeroen Krabbe and Barbara Hershey. In addition to a foreword by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, this edition features a new foreword by Lachlan Forrow, president of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

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This is the autobiography of Nobel Peace Laureate Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), published in commemoration of Schweitzer's 1949 visit to the United States. Schweitzer was an accomplished theologian and philosopher, but he is best known for his work bringing medical programs to Africa. This edition includes a foreword by Schweitzer's fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, former US President Jimmy Carter. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801894121
Author:
Schweitzer, Albert
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Translator:
Lemke, Antje Bultmann
Foreword by:
Carter, Jimmy
Foreword:
Carter, Jimmy
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Schweitzer, Albert
Subject:
Musicians - Europe
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Humanitarians
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.40x5.50x.70 in. .80 lbs.

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