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Albert Schweitzer's Mission: Healing and Peace

Cousins, Norman

Published by W. W. Norton, New York, 1985
ISBN 10: 0393022382 / ISBN 13: 9780393022384
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Title: Albert Schweitzer's Mission: Healing and ...

Publisher: W. W. Norton, New York

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.


First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author in blue ink on the front endpaper. Unfortunately a former owner has added a long inscription on the same page. Book is tight and square; corners sharp; faint dampstain to top page edges. Dust jacket is price-clipped; light edgewear; spine shows some sun-fading, soiling. Brodart-protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000804

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Synopsis: In 1952, Dr. Albert Schweitzer was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a medical missionary in Africa. At that point, his career included--as well as medicine--theology, music and philosophy. His final quest was to wake the public to the dangers of nuclear war.

Norman Cousins visited Schweitzer in Africa. The friendship that grew from this meeting gave rise to a rich correspondence, most of it dealing with the arms race.

That correspondence forms the core of this volume, though letters from Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jawaharlal Nehru and Nikita Kruschev are included.

"The body of letters is deeply revealing, intrinsically interesting and of profound historical significance." (Publisher's Source)

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