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

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

  • Dan
    Sep 03, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

  • Lindy
    Feb 21, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

    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

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Kay Dillard
    Jul 29, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

  • Greg
    Jun 28, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

    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 ...

    I really enjoyed this true story of Anne Spoerry - Mama Doktari in Africa for 50 years, resistance fighter and war criminal in her earlier years - a story of atonement and redemption, well told in a back and forth style with much good research behind it. We enjoyed an interview with Jo...

    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...

    A comprehensive retelling of Anne Spoerry?s heroic services in Africa and horrendous deeds in WW2, this book reads more like a research project than a biography. While the content is shocking and intriguing, it is displayed and articulated in ways I found difficult to digest. The the...

    Very interesting book and really not what I thought I was going to read about. The book is really more a question about how to judge people? Does a few months of bad erase decades of charity and kindness? ...

    Well written, but a difficult subject to wander through. I started the book thinking it to be about Africa only to discover it is actually about a subject I find myself focused on a lot: that is the affect of the European tragedy of the Nazi occupation and war on everyday people. ...

    For some reason, I'm not sure why I couldn't get into this book at first however, I persevered and by page 40 it was hard to put down! Dr. Anne Spoerry was an amazing enigma! What a life story. I'm so glad I read this book. ...

    A masterfully told story of a remarkably complex woman who spent her life seeking atonement for the crimes of her past. Whether you will feel she succeeded will depend wholly upon your capacity for forgiveness and your belief in second chances. ...

  • Carolyn Thomas
    Jun 24, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

  • Hannah
    Aug 13, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

  • Barb
    Jul 02, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

  • Monica
    Jul 01, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

  • Nissa
    Feb 15, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

    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 ...

    I really enjoyed this true story of Anne Spoerry - Mama Doktari in Africa for 50 years, resistance fighter and war criminal in her earlier years - a story of atonement and redemption, well told in a back and forth style with much good research behind it. We enjoyed an interview with Jo...

    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...

  • Bev Simpson
    May 05, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

    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 ...

    I really enjoyed this true story of Anne Spoerry - Mama Doktari in Africa for 50 years, resistance fighter and war criminal in her earlier years - a story of atonement and redemption, well told in a back and forth style with much good research behind it. We enjoyed an interview with Jo...

  • Sheri
    Jun 13, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

  • Marijean
    Aug 05, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

  • Ann
    Jan 13, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

  • Dorothy
    Sep 01, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

    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 ...

    I really enjoyed this true story of Anne Spoerry - Mama Doktari in Africa for 50 years, resistance fighter and war criminal in her earlier years - a story of atonement and redemption, well told in a back and forth style with much good research behind it. We enjoyed an interview with Jo...

    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...

    A comprehensive retelling of Anne Spoerry?s heroic services in Africa and horrendous deeds in WW2, this book reads more like a research project than a biography. While the content is shocking and intriguing, it is displayed and articulated in ways I found difficult to digest. The the...

    Very interesting book and really not what I thought I was going to read about. The book is really more a question about how to judge people? Does a few months of bad erase decades of charity and kindness? ...

    Well written, but a difficult subject to wander through. I started the book thinking it to be about Africa only to discover it is actually about a subject I find myself focused on a lot: that is the affect of the European tragedy of the Nazi occupation and war on everyday people. ...

    For some reason, I'm not sure why I couldn't get into this book at first however, I persevered and by page 40 it was hard to put down! Dr. Anne Spoerry was an amazing enigma! What a life story. I'm so glad I read this book. ...

  • Steve Hicks
    Apr 28, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

    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 ...

    I really enjoyed this true story of Anne Spoerry - Mama Doktari in Africa for 50 years, resistance fighter and war criminal in her earlier years - a story of atonement and redemption, well told in a back and forth style with much good research behind it. We enjoyed an interview with Jo...

    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...

    A comprehensive retelling of Anne Spoerry?s heroic services in Africa and horrendous deeds in WW2, this book reads more like a research project than a biography. While the content is shocking and intriguing, it is displayed and articulated in ways I found difficult to digest. The the...

    Very interesting book and really not what I thought I was going to read about. The book is really more a question about how to judge people? Does a few months of bad erase decades of charity and kindness? ...

    Well written, but a difficult subject to wander through. I started the book thinking it to be about Africa only to discover it is actually about a subject I find myself focused on a lot: that is the affect of the European tragedy of the Nazi occupation and war on everyday people. ...

  • Wendy Jackson
    Dec 10, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

  • Susan Morris
    May 30, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

  • David Gaetke
    Apr 29, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

    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 ...

    I really enjoyed this true story of Anne Spoerry - Mama Doktari in Africa for 50 years, resistance fighter and war criminal in her earlier years - a story of atonement and redemption, well told in a back and forth style with much good research behind it. We enjoyed an interview with Jo...

    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...

    A comprehensive retelling of Anne Spoerry?s heroic services in Africa and horrendous deeds in WW2, this book reads more like a research project than a biography. While the content is shocking and intriguing, it is displayed and articulated in ways I found difficult to digest. The the...

  • Holly Barker
    Jan 24, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

  • Eric Klamm
    Nov 22, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

    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 ...

    I really enjoyed this true story of Anne Spoerry - Mama Doktari in Africa for 50 years, resistance fighter and war criminal in her earlier years - a story of atonement and redemption, well told in a back and forth style with much good research behind it. We enjoyed an interview with Jo...

    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...

    A comprehensive retelling of Anne Spoerry?s heroic services in Africa and horrendous deeds in WW2, this book reads more like a research project than a biography. While the content is shocking and intriguing, it is displayed and articulated in ways I found difficult to digest. The the...

    Very interesting book and really not what I thought I was going to read about. The book is really more a question about how to judge people? Does a few months of bad erase decades of charity and kindness? ...

  • Karen
    Apr 30, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...

    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...

    This well researched bio covers the life a Kenyan Flying Doctor, Anne Spoerry, who kept her ugly, violent Ravensbruck Holocaust history hidden. In Africa from age thirty till her death at 81 she sought redemption for those atrocities. Readers learn of her brave, hard working life and s...

  • M.
    Dec 11, 2017

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

  • Kelly
    Feb 06, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • K Hartnett
    Jun 11, 2018

    Catching up on a few reviews I?ve missed writing! This was a Goodreads give away. I don?t typically read this genre but I quickly found myself excited and eager for this story. The writing was beautiful and heart felt. It brought color to the history of this courageous woman who wa...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    I picked up this book intrigued by the title alluding to two of my enduring interests: flying and Africa. Having now read John Heminway's treatment of the life of Anne Spoerry, doctor, member of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbruk, "healer of Africa," I am impressed with his ...

    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...

    An interesting story and a good read! ...

    I have mixed feelings about this book. First of all, I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The writer is talented and the book is well-researched and well-written. I am heavily biased toward books about Kenya; this is driven by pure sentimentality and homesickness (although it was on...

    This book explores the idea of atonement. At what point does good erase bad? When can you say you have done enough? Fascinating look into the life of a woman who did her best to answer this question. ...

    I could not put this book down. Whether you hated the main character or felt she had redeemed herself, it's a great read and exceptionally well written. ...

    To only know "Dr." Anne Spoerry after WWII would be very misleading. Anne grew up in a privileged family in France, but also spent time in Switzerland. Prior to WWII she had decided to study to become a doctor, but that was interrupted when WWII came to France. She assisted with the Fr...

    This is the second book in a row I picked up not realizing it was a book about WWII. Hard to read about this ugly part of history. This is a true story about a woman who attempts to atone for the sins she committed in a German concentration camp by saving thousands of African lives ove...

    Very interesting look at Anne Spoerry, a French/Swiss ? flying? doctor in Africa for decades, but hid a troubling past in Ravensbruk, where testimony showed she betrayed fellow inmates with horrible treatment and even murder. (Library) ...

    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...

    On February 2nd 1999, when Dr. Anne Spoerry died in Nairobi, Kenya, there was nationwide mourning. Known as Mama Daktari, Anne had lived in Kenya for 50 years and flown for Flying Doctors for 30 in which time she had, according to conservative estimates calculated by the organization's...

    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...

    This is a remarkable biography of Dr. Anne Spoerry who was revered for her devotion to the health of rural Kenyans from 1950 until shortly before her death in 1998. She learned to fly at the age of 45 in 1963 and joined The Flying Doctor Service treating tens of thousands of patients i...

    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...

    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...

    Heminway is a tireless researcher and a fine writer. This true story is the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters -- a saintly doctor crisscrossing Africa, taking care of the poorest of the poor....with a deeply hidden backstory of Nazi collaboration. Heminway captures the wildly opposing si...