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In Full Flight by John Heminway

In Full Flight

In Full Flight by John Heminway
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Feb 13, 2018 | 336 Pages
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“No one I know has a more spiritual understanding of Africa than John Heminway, and In Full Flightyou are taken into the soul of the continent in a way that will astonish, inspire, and linger. It is a literary safari of the highest order.”
—Tom Brokaw

“A book that movingly celebrates the indomitable human spirit… John Heminway has turned his remarkable investigative skills to unraveling the incredible history of Africa’s famed Dr. Anne Spoerry. Reading more like a novel than a biography, In Full Flight paints a portrait of a courageous woman, haunted by a dark past, who looks to Africa to heal.”
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, and Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute

“An amazing illustration of how complicated a human life can be. Anne Spoerry, the subject of this almost unbelievable tale, was a woman of incredible self-discipline. Most of her friends, myself included, never really knew much about her to the end. An extraordinary, well-written story.”
—Dr. Richard Leakey
 
“John Heminway’s In Full Flight left me quite literally stunned, not only by the story itself, of a woman whose journey took her from the heart of Nazi darkness to broad, sunlit uplands of Africa, but also by the author’s extraordinary journalistic gifts. A book to chill and warm the human heart.”
—Carl Hiaasen

In Full Flight proves once again that true stories are the best. No novelist could invent a more intriguing, haunted heroine than Dr. Anne Spoerry—or a life that would take her from disgrace in a Nazi concentration camp to redemption on the wild plains of Africa. John Heminway is an exceptional journalist who also happens to be a thoughtful and compelling writer.”
—Christopher Buckley

“A splendid, provocative, page-turning tale of a Swiss woman who lived two lives: a WWII war criminal during her internment at Ravensbrück, and a full fledged doctor-savior who, flying her own plane, tended to thousands of villagers and pastoralists across east Africa driven by her broken Hippocratic oath, deep compassion, and a ferocious lust for atonement.”
—Gretel Ehrlich

“Damn, what a subtle, engrossing, harrowing, elegantly written, and probing book. Anne Spoerry is an unforgettable character, a figure of deep moral ambiguity, and John Heminway understands—as Conrad knew—that the real heart of darkness lies within the human breast.”
—David Quammen

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