At forty-five, Anne Spoerry became a member of the elite Flying Doctors Service, flying a plane solo across Africa to provide medical care to thousands of people. She was the beloved “Mama Daktari” and her bravery and compassion for those in need was legendary, but, as Hemingway reveals, her early life was deeply troubling—particularly her time at Ravensbruck, a Nazi death camp. Heminway unravels the mystery of one of the world’s most celebrated “Mother Teresa” figures, and in doing so evokes humanity in all of its contradictions.
In Full Flight is a riveting biography that explores the complexity of good and evil existing simultaneously in the fabric of one woman’s life.
–Erin, Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR