In full flight : a story of Africa and atonement
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition
Physical Desc
316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Status
Main Library - Adult
610 Hem
Oliver La Farge - Adult
610 Hem
Southside - Adult
610 Hem

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Main Library - Adult610 HemOn Shelf
Oliver La Farge - Adult610 HemOn Shelf
Southside - Adult610 HemOn Shelf

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Language
English
ISBN
9781524732974, 1524732974, 9780525434535, 0525434534

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314).
Description
"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"--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"--,Provided by publisher.
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"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Heminway, J. H. (2018). In full flight: a story of Africa and atonement (First edition). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Heminway, John Hylan, 1944-. 2018. In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Heminway, John Hylan, 1944-. In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Heminway, John Hylan. In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement First edition, Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.

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