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

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In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement
Title
In full flight
Title remainder
a story of Africa and atonement
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John Heminway
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A woman's quest for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II -- and a heroic career that hid a secret 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"--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"--
  • "The revelatory account of a woman's quest for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a heroic career that hid a dark wartime past"--
  • A member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service, Anne Spoerry earned the cherished nickname "Mama Daktari"--"Mother Doctor"--the people of Kenya. Yet few knew that at one time she worked as a "doctor" in a Nazi concentration camp. Here, Hemingway explores the question of whether it is possible to rewrite one's troubled past simply by doing good in the present. Spoerry's life was punctuated by both courage and weakness and driven by a powerful need to atone
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individual biography
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1944-
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Heminway, John Hylan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Spoerry, Anne
  • Ravensbrück (Concentration camp)
  • African Medical and Research Foundation
  • Spoerry, Anne
  • Ravensbrück (Concentration camp)
  • Women physicians
  • Aeronautics in medicine
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Physicians
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Africa
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRAVEL
  • HISTORY
  • Aeronautics in medicine
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Women physicians
  • Africa
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • TRAVEL / Africa / General
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
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In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement, John Heminway
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The end -- That's all I'll say -- If -- La Coquille -- We are finished -- A Pukka place -- The emergency -- The piper -- Miss Mary -- L'enfer des femmes -- Begin the beguine -- Dr. Claude -- No. 40 flat heels -- Rabble of Communist fomenters -- The scorecard -- The wrong side of the binoculars -- I know what I'm doing -- I'll be back -- Hiding in full view -- In memoriam, Africa
Control code
987431615
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525434535
Lccn
2017021058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027964297
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987431615
Label
In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement, John Heminway
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The end -- That's all I'll say -- If -- La Coquille -- We are finished -- A Pukka place -- The emergency -- The piper -- Miss Mary -- L'enfer des femmes -- Begin the beguine -- Dr. Claude -- No. 40 flat heels -- Rabble of Communist fomenters -- The scorecard -- The wrong side of the binoculars -- I know what I'm doing -- I'll be back -- Hiding in full view -- In memoriam, Africa
Control code
987431615
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525434535
Lccn
2017021058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027964297
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987431615

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