"James Brabazon is an independent writer/producer. This second edition of his acclaimed biography includes previously uncovered material. A major addition makes use of the letters sent between Schweitzer and Helene Bresslau, written during the ten years before their marriage. They throw new light on Schweitzer's personality and his decision to go to Africa. A second major addition makes use of recently revealed documents from the State Department regarding Schweitzer's struggle to stop H-bomb tests, a battle fought with the United States Atomic Energy Commission."—Theology Digest
"Brabazon . . . has brought together a wealth of material from Schweitzer's relatives, friends, critics, and biographers and integrated it with . . . Schweitzer's own books, sermons, letters and articles . . . This is the most comprehensive and detailed picture of Schweitzer's multifaceted life."—Choice
"Brabazon properly combines narrative with reflection; he has a gift for finding the right quotation or anecdote; his descriptive powers are excellent."—The New York Times Book Review
The second edition of this biography of humanitarian Albert Schweitzer has been updated to include documents discovered since the work was originally written, including the letters between Schweitzer and Helene Bresslau written during the ten years before their marriage. This correspondence tells of a complicated love story and throws a completely new light on Schweitzer’s personality and the genesis of his decision to go to Africa. The author’s ongoing research has also included more recently released documents from the State Department regarding Schweitzer’s battle with the United States Atomic Energy Commission to halt H-bomb tests.
James Brabazon is an independent writer/producer. His adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's Kim was broadcast by CBS. He also co-wrote and co-produced the Russian film Lost in Siberia, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Series: Albert Schweitzer Library
6 x 9, 576 pages, 34 black and white illustrations