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Helene Schweitzer
A Life of Her Own

Patti M. Marxsen

Cloth $22.95    |    978-0-8156-1051-9    |    2015

ebook 978-0-8156-5326-4


"In a thoughtful examination of the life of Helene Schweitzer, Patti Marxsen presents us with a picture of a resourceful, intelligent, independent-minded woman that draws on new primary material, as well as recent publications. At once absorbing, moving, and thoughtprovoking."—James Carleton Paget, senior lecturer in New Testament studies, University of Cambridge

"Patti Marxsen’s book finally gives Helene Schweitzer Bresslau the attention in America that she deserves not only as an equal partner to Albert Schweitzer but also as a unique and independent personality."—From the Afterword by Verena Mühlstein, author of Helene Schweitzer Bresslau: Ein Leben für Lambarene

"As Marxsen makes clear in this readable study, Helene was a forceful humanitarian who played a significant role in the development and continuation of the Schweitzer Hospital. Based on new primary sources, this first English-language study of an international life offers insights into a forgotten woman and her times. Helene Schweitzer did indeed have a life of her own that is worth remembering."—Jean H. Baker, author of Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography

  Helene Schweitzer

Patti M. Marxsen   Patti M. Marxsen is a journalist, essayist, translator, and independent scholar. She is the translator of Albert Schweitzer’s Lambarene: A Legacy of Humanity for Our World Today by Jo and Walter Munz.

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6 x 9, 232 pages, 16 black-and-white illustrations, notes, bibliography, index

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