Alias Papa
A Life of Fritz Schumacher

By (author) Barbara Wood


Quote from review of previous edition: A review quote taken from a review of a previous edition of the work

"Wholly admirable."

- John Grigg, Observer


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"An excellent biography that does not conceal the warts."

- Malcolm Rutherford, Financial Times


Introduction or preface

What if this present were the world’s last night?” asked the poet Donne at the beginning of the 17th century. This question haunts the modern age like a classical curse. The disasters in Japan and the revolutions in the Middle East reiterate the most urgent questions about the future of fossil fuels and nuclear power. As 2011 unfolds, the author of Small is Beautiful looks set for rediscovery as a man with a plan whose hour has come.