In Full Flight

Alfred A. Knopf, February 13, 2018

A woman’s quest for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II — and a heroic career that hid a secret past.

Over the span of fifty years, Dr. Anne Spoerry, French by birth, treated hundreds of thousands of individuals across rural Kenya. A member of the renowned Flying Doctors Service, Spoerry earned the cherished nickname “Mama Daktari”–“Mother Doctor”–from the people of Kenya. Yet few knew what drove her from post-World War II Europe to Africa. Now, in the first comprehensive story of her life, her revered selflessness gives way to a past marked by rebellion and submission, during which she earned another nickname–this one sinister working as a “doctor” in a Nazi concentration camp.

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John’s current projects include a four-year assignment in Saudi Arabia documenting the creation of Qiddiya, an innovative city rising in the desert west of Riyadh. Qiddiya’s mission is to help revolutionize aspects of Saudi culture by establishing a national base for sport, entertainment, culture, creativity and the enjoyment of nature. John Heminway, teamed with GTV Production Service out of Dubai, will be showcasing progress of this near-mythic dream every step of the way.

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