Hoffmann, Peter R. 1935-

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HOFFMANN, Peter R. 1935-

PERSONAL: Born December 28, 1935, in Berlin, Germany; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Rudolph (in sales) and Käthe (Flöter) Hoffmann; married Sarah Briggs (a writer), April 4, 1964; children: Peter R., Jr., Rembert R., Benjamin A. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of South Dakota, B.A., 1958; Yale University, M.A., 1959; Columbia University, M.S., 1960. Politics: "Liberal/left." Hobbies and other interests: Jazz, sailing, literature.

ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Letter, 69 Grinnell St., P.O. Box 14, Rhinecliff, NY 12574-0014; fax: 845-876-7599. E-mail— [email protected]

CAREER: Associated Press, Frankfurt, West Germany, staff writer, 1960-62; Washington Post, Washington, DC, reporter, 1962-63; Associated Press, New York, NY, feature writer, 1964; Associated Press, Detroit, MI, feature writer, 1966; Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI, member of public relations staff of European office, 1966-68, publications manager of German public relations staff in Cologne, West Germany, 1968-69; McGraw-Hill World News, correspondent in Bonn, West Germany, 1969-71, bureau chief in Milan, Italy, 1971-75, deputy bureau chief in Bonn, 1975-82, member of staff at bureau in Washington, DC, 1982-89; Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Letter, Rhinecliff, NY, editor and publisher, 1986—.

AWARDS, HONORS: Woodrow Wilson fellowship.


The Forever Fuel: The Story of Hydrogen, Westview (Boulder, CO), 1981.

(Translator, with Sarah Hoffmann, and contributor) In the Realms of the Unreal, introduction by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Four Walls Eight Windows (New York, NY), 1991.

Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2001.



Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 1981; Library Journal, December 15, 1981.

Library Journal, September 1, 2001, Eva Lautemann, review of Tomorrow's Energy: Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, and the Prospects for a Cleaner Planet, p. 220.

M2 Best Books, February 19, 2002, review of Tomorrow's Energy.

Science News, March 30, 2002, review of Tomorrow's Energy, p. 207.

Whole Earth, winter, 2001, review of Tomorrow's Energy, p. 47.


Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Letter, http://www.hfcletter.com/ (April 28, 2004).