Albert Schweitzer Genius in the Jungle Author:Joseph Gollomb This is the exciting and inspiring story of one who has been called "the greatest man on earth." Albert Schweitzer is undoubtedly the most gifted genius of our time. While still a young man, he had been acclaimed as physician, musician, author, and spiritual leader. But none of these achievements--nor all of them put together--moved the world so... more » much as his decision to turn his back on the honors and comforts of civilization and devote himself to those people--the natives of West Africa--who he felt most desperately needed help.
Landing in primitive Africa in 1913, Dr. Schweitzer and his wife literally with their bare hands helped to build a jungle hospital at Lambarene. And for 36 years this hospital has been a haven for cannibals and other natives as Dr. Schweitzer and his wife have ministered to their physical and spiritual needs.
The story of this heroic struggle against the jungle--a jungle ridden with superstition and disease and peopled by savages and wild beasts--is filled with the excitement of a Robinson Crusoe adventure, but, even more, it presents the clear and challenging picture of a great man of courage and devotion.« less