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In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement, John Heminway

Label
In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement
Title
In full flight
Title remainder
a story of Africa and atonement
Statement of responsibility
John Heminway
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The revelatory account of a woman's quest for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II -- and a heroic career that hid a dark wartime past. Over the span of fifty years, Dr. Anne Spoerry, French by birth, treated hundreds of thousands of individuals across rural Kenya. A member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service, Spoerry earned the cherished nickname "Mama Daktari"--"Mother Doctor"--from the people of Kenya. Yet few knew what drove her from post-World War II Europe to Africa. Now, in the first comprehensive story of her life, her revered selflessness gives way to a past marked by rebellion and submission, during which she earned another nickname--this one sinister working as a "doctor" in a Nazi concentration camp. In Full Flight explores the question of whether it is possible to rewrite one's troubled past simply by doing good in the present. Informed by Spoerry's own journals, a trove of previously untapped files, and numerous interviews with those who knew her in Europe or Africa, John Heminway takes readers on a remarkable journey through Africa and into a dramatic life punctuated by both courage and weakness and driven by a powerful need to atone"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heminway, John Hylan
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
R507.S64
LC item number
H46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spoerry, Anne
  • Women physicians
  • Aeronautics in medicine
  • Humanitarian assistance
Label
In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement, John Heminway
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This is a Borzoi book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524732974
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017021058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
Label
In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement, John Heminway
Publication
Note
This is a Borzoi book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781524732974
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017021058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration

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