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- DescriptionCholene EspizaoAir Force Academy graduate, former U-2 reconnaissance pilot, and embedded Iraq War journalistorediscovers hope and purpose in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. With her partner, a close friend, and a truck packed with supplies, Espiza drives into the Deep South with misgivings and self-doubt. Once in DeLisle, Mississippi, she meets Rev. Rosemary Williams, pastor of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Williams is at the center of local relief efforts, and from her damaged church she gives survivors comfortot just spiritual comfort, but food, shelter, clothing, and love. Espiza finds her own struggles overwhelmed and transformed by the stories of Katrinais survivors. Espiza details the seemingly insurmountable red tape, systemic barriers, and inequities in disaster assistance for people who have means to complain or demand better. Common stereotypes about race, religion, poverty, government assistance, single parenthoodoeven our tions of charityoare challenged when seen Through the Eye of the Storm. This is a story of loss and recovery, of the ravages of disaster and the healing power of community.
- Author BiographyCaptain Cholene Espinoza, currently a United Airlines pilot, graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1987. In 1992 she became the second woman selected to fly the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, and was awarded the Air Medal for combat missions over Iraq and the former Yugoslavia. She is a military correspondent for Talk Radio News Service and lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Cholene Espinoza
- PublisherChelsea Green Publishing Co
- Date of Publication05/01/2007
- SubjectGeography & Earth Science: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationWhite River Junction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintChelsea Green Publishing Co
- Content Note0
- Weight277 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine14 mm
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