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Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography Albert Schweitzer

Out of My Life and Thought: An Autobiography

Albert Schweitzer

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ISBN : 9780805014679
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272 pages
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Out of My Life & Thought shatters the old myth & allows us to glimpse the real Albert Schweitzer, a man whose moral example is as relevant & compelling in the 1990s as it was in the 1930s on 1st publication. Eloquent & heartfelt.--LAMoreOut of My Life & Thought shatters the old myth & allows us to glimpse the real Albert Schweitzer, a man whose moral example is as relevant & compelling in the 1990s as it was in the 1930s on 1st publication. Eloquent & heartfelt.--LA TimesOf the many highly esteemed books Schweitzer penned in his life, he valued his autobiography most. Hed become a legend & he wanted to remind readers that he was just a man, a man who had learned from many others. Hed been fortunate to be in the right places at the right times, to meet people of thought & sympathy. He wanted to report his debts to them. He wanted to clarify his reasons & methods for his undertakings & to respond to some of his critics. & he wished to honor something greater than he was: reverence for life. Reverence for Life became his lifes motto, & it brought him pain as well as joy as he sought to respect how precious & unique each life is. He believed there was a way to live in the world, accept it, take joy from it--& who could know this better than a man who had placed himself so much in it, given so much for it & had been ready to receive experience as a gift to be thankful for.This fascinating volume is the autobiography of the world-famous missionary doctor, organist, philosopher, theologian & Nobel Peace Prize-winner, newly translated, researched & corrected on the basis of recently discovered material.-- BooklistAn authentic 20th-century classic. Few books in our time have had a greater impact on the life & values of untold numbers of people.--Norman Cousins