This is an inspiring true story that proves darkness can lead to light, and joy is possible on the other side of pain. At once heartbreaking and joyously uplifting, “Whole Heart” is an unflinching portrait of one woman’s fight for self-discovery, opportunity, and hope. There is grace and possibility in even the bleakest places. A triumphant journey toward inner happiness. In this moving memoir, Michelle Felix opens her whole heart and recounts her life, starting from her childhood in Africa to her transitions and current life in America.
The Hooligans of Kandahar
During the peak of the Afghanistan War, a group of soldiers is dropped by helicopter into the remote mountains outside of Kandahar City. Mismanaged and overlooked by command, the squad must rely on each other to survive. Their mission is to train and advise the Afghan National Police and help rebuild the country of Afghanistan. The Afghan Police station they are assigned to live in is falling apart and disease-ridden. Many of the police officers they are supposed to train are Taliban sleeper agents or the family of Taliban fighters. The ones that aren’t are often addicted to drugs, illiterate, or smuggling child slaves.
Early Days in Davenport and Rock Island
Early Days in Davenport and Rock Island looks at twelve people who made their mark on the Quad Cities. Some you know. Others are lost to history. Black Hawk and Keokuk are the Sac and Fox chiefs who inhabited the area along the Mississippi and Rock Rivers when the first settlers arrived. Keokuk understood that it was impossible to beat the whites and did his best to work with them. Black Hawk was a cantankerous, proud old man who loved his lands and refused to give them up. Things came to a head in 1832. The whites chased Black Hawk and the British Band out of Illinois in what would become known as the Black Hawk War.