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

In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement, by 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
Statement of responsibility
by John Heminway
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Author
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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"--
Summary
Documents the story of the French-born member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service who became revered throughout Kenya for her treatments of hundreds of thousands of patients over half a century, sharing insights into her controversial past as a Nazi doctor and whether or not her postwar services compensated for her wartime acts
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Writing style
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
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10619849
Cataloging source
TOH
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1944-
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Heminway, John Hylan
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • 920
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • R507.S64
  • 610.92 SPO HEM
LC item number
H46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Spoerry, Anne
  • Women physicians
  • Aeronautics in medicine
  • Humanitarian assistance
Target audience
general
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a story of Africa and atonement
Label
In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement, by John Heminway
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780525434535
Lccn
2017021058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027045406
Label
In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement, by John Heminway
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780525434535
Lccn
2017021058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1027045406

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