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Schweitzer; a biography,

Author: George N Marshall; David Poling
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday [1971]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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He was an accomplished organist and interpreter of Bach, a crusader for world peace, and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He made his philosophy of "reverence for life" an ethic for the world. The hospital he founded in Lambaréné (still in operation in present-day Gabon) is a model of what Europeans might have given to Africans throughout colonial history. But above all, Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marshall, George N.
Schweitzer.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday [1971]
(OCoLC)599773189
Named Person: Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer; Albert Schweitzer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George N Marshall; David Poling
OCLC Number: 132848
Description: xviii, 342 pages illustrations, portraits 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Foreword / by Rhena Schweitzer --
Introduction --
Childhood and youth : toward the light --
Early commitments --
The scholar emerges --
Organist and organ builder --
The academic life --
Second decisions: Africa and mission service --
Breaking from Europe --
The renegade missionary --
Arrival in Africa --
The first mission hospital --
Doctor in the jungle --
At home in Africa --
Prisoner of war --
The return to Lambaréné --
Between the World Wars --
Albert Schweitzer's ethics --
The challenge of Europe --
War comes again --
The postwar world --
The modern Schweitzer hospital --
The man within --
The world citizen --
Last years and controversy --
Footnotes and chapter references --
Bibliography --
Chronological biography --
Analysis of medical records, Lambaréné, 1924-66 --
Chart of operations, births and deaths, Lambaréné, 1924-65 --
Index.
Responsibility: by George Marshall and David Poling.

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He was an accomplished organist and interpreter of Bach, a crusader for world peace, and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He made his philosophy of "reverence for life" an ethic for the world. The hospital he founded in Lambaréné (still in operation in present-day Gabon) is a model of what Europeans might have given to Africans throughout colonial history. But above all, Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a talented and compassionate human being. This biography probes beyond the timeworn image of Schweitzer as "the old man in the pith helmet" to reveal the philosopher, scholar, husband, father, humanitarian, and liberal rebel in a conservative church.

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