Garden City: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1985. First edition. Tall octavo, original maroon cloth over blue paper boards, original dust jacket. Book fine, with only minor edge-wear to dust jacket. A near-fine copy. Item #87
“MOTHER TERESA’S VISION OF THE STREET, WHICH DROVE HER OUT AMONG THOSE ROTTING WITH DISEASE AND WRACKED WITH PAIN, CAME FROM THE LIGHT OF THE INCARNATION”
First edition of Eileen Egan's intimate biography of Mother Teresa, with David Tamura's portrait on the dust jacket.
Egan was perhaps better-known as a founder of PAX Christi USA and as the person who originated the term "seamless garment." But she was also a longtime friend and confidante of Mother Teresa, and she was in the perfect position to write this definitive biography. Egan won the 'Pacem in Terris' Peace and Freedom Award in 1989. Illustrated with photo inserts. Supplemented with several Appendices, including A Matter of Conscience, Mother Teresa's open letter to the Indian government regarding a 1978 Freedom of Religion Bill.