In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement

In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement

The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past. Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of fifty years. A member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service, the French-born Spoerry learned how to fly a plane at the a The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked ...

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Title:In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement
Author:John Heminway
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1524732974
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement Reviews

  • Mary
    Oct 24, 2017
    Holy cow... I can't wait for this book to be released in February because it WILL be a book club selection. And we'd better plan a slumber party for the discussion because it'll take longer than 3 hours to chew this one satisfactorily. The big question is this: if a person under u...
  • Jane
    Feb 17, 2018
    Wow, what a story! Heminway does an ace job setting out the life of his friend, Dr. Anne Spoerry, heroine of the African Flying Doctors for fifty years -and oh, by the way, a convicted war criminal who murdered hundreds of women in Ravensbruck concentration camp during WW2. Judge for y...
  • Martha Fiorentini
    Mar 10, 2018
    Although, I found Anne Spoerry's 50 years of being a flying doctor interesting and impressive, I couldn't get past her activities during WWII when she was in the concentration camp. So, this rating is really regarding the subject of the book rather than the author's style. He certainl...
  • Kent
    Apr 02, 2018
    Wonderful. I?m a sucker for stories of redemption, and what can be more redemptive than a story of one woman?s change from committing atrocities during WWII to spending decades trying to make up for those atrocities by saving thousands of lives in Africa? Of course, this sto...
  • Vsullivan
    Mar 05, 2018
    Wonderful fascinating nonfiction! Heartwarming, sad and enlightening. ...
  • Lindy
    Feb 21, 2018
    I have a feeling this is a book that will stay with me for a long time. It?s been on my mind all day. Honestly, I still don?t know how I feel about Dr. Anne Spoerry. I was impressed at how well the author was able to present this biography, since he and Anne were friends for 20 ...
  • Sara
    Apr 10, 2018
    Well written story of atrocities. The author frames this as a redemption story, but I'm not so sure, reading between the lines, it seems like the subject remained a horrible person throughout her life, maybe a little influenced by her "mentor" in lying and manipulating people. She did ...
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    Apr 09, 2018
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    Mar 30, 2018
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    Apr 13, 2018
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    Apr 06, 2018
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  • Nissa
    Feb 15, 2018
    An interesting and inspiring true story about someone I had never heard of before. Glad that this book gave a voice to a heroic woman who history has rarely mentioned. This was an engaging and well-researched book. Highly recommended. *I received a free digital copy of this book fr...
  • Carmel
    Feb 23, 2018
    A great read, but a difficult one to review. How much love or understanding do we give to a rich Swiss/French woman who "did some things" during WWII? I commend the author for his bravery in taking on Spoerry as a subject matter. That cannot have been an easy decision. Because whil...
  • Jane King
    Apr 06, 2018
    Amazing woman with such an interesting secret. Well written ...
  • Ann
    Jan 13, 2018
    John Heminway has written a comprehensive biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry affectionately known as Mama Daktari. However, this is not a simple retelling of Anne?s pastoral life in Africa. It turns out In Full Flight not only refers to the fact she was a flying doctor but also to the fac...
  • Angie
    Jan 15, 2018
    Heminway's book gave me the remarkable experience of rooting for the subject of a biography even as the author berates her. There are balanced biographies of complicated people, and there are way too simple biographies written by fans of their subjects. But Heminway clearly feels deepl...
  • Susan Baker
    Feb 27, 2018
    Intriguing book This books makes one ponder the complexity of good and evil in all of us. An intriguing, and illuminating read. ...
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    Mar 26, 2018
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    Mar 02, 2018
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  • Holly Barker
    Jan 24, 2018
    This extraordinary nonfiction story reads like a thriller, moving back and forth between Dr Anne Spoerry's life in Africa and her earlier years in Europe. We are first told about her feats or heroism in Africa, bringing medical care to people over nearly 50 years who would otherwise li...
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    Mar 14, 2018
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    Mar 28, 2018
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  • John Inglis
    Mar 23, 2018
    Biography of Anne Spoerry: Interesting story, well researched and amazingly well-written. I give it my highest rating. ...
  • M.
    Dec 11, 2017
    An interesting story and a good read! ...
  • Anne
    Feb 20, 2018
    Remarkable story. ...
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    Feb 28, 2018
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  • Peggy Cafferty
    Mar 17, 2018
    An amazing story!!!! Well written, thought provoking, a must read and a love letter to Africa. ...
  • Alicia
    Dec 30, 2017
    This will be an excellent book club pick, with so much to discuss. Can later actions clear one of earlier evils? I read it early, as an ARC through the Penguin First to Read program. ...
  • Kelly
    Feb 06, 2018
    In Full Flight, by John Heminway, tells the story of Anne Spoerry, the flying doctor of Africa. I knew nothing of Anne?s history so this was an interesting read for me. Anne is both admirable for all the work she did in Africa, but at the same time difficult to like due to her person...
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    Apr 11, 2018
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