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I've always wished to tour across the whole world to go to the moon and back When the starry stars shine and the moon and the sun in it's heat I want to go there not scorched and explore everything. My problem is, will I go be able to return? A question for another day...

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Author by : Jimmy Chan
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Release : 2021-12-12
File : 120 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9798783636226


Chin

Chin

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This true crime biography chronicles the life of the so-called “Oddfather” who ran a powerful NYC crime family while playing crazy to avoid prosecution. Vincent “Chin” Gigante was a professional boxer before discovering his true calling as a ruthless contract killer. When Vito Genovese went to prison, he picked Gigante to run the Genovese crime family in his absence. While raking in more than one hundred million for the family, he routinely ordered the murders of mobsters who violated the Mafia code—including John Gotti. At the height of Gigante's reign, the Genovese Family was the most powerful in the United States. And yet he was, to all outside appearances, certifiably crazy. He wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in a ratty bathrobe and slippers. He urinated in public, played pinochle in storefronts, and hid a second family from his wife. On twenty-two occasions, Gigante admitted himself to a mental hospital—evading criminal prosecution while maintaining his nefarious operations. It took nearly thirty years of endless psychiatric evaluations by a parade of puzzled doctors for federal authorities to finally bring him down.

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Genre : True Crime
Author by : Larry McShane
Publisher : Citadel Press
Release : 2018-08-28
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780806539164


From A Whisper To A Rallying Cry The Killing Of Vincent Chin And The Trial That Galvanized The Asian American Movement

From A Whisper To A Rallying Cry The Killing Of Vincent Chin And The Trial That Galvanized The Asian American Movement

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Winner of the 2021 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Nonfiction Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Young People's Literature Finalist for the 2022 YALSA Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction An NPR Best Book of 2021 A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2021 A Time Young Adult Best Book of 2021 A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2021 A Publishers Weekly Best Young Adult Book of 2021 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021 A Horn Book Best Book of 2021 A compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed. America in 1982: Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting U.S. autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti–Asian American sentiment simmers, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving a Chinese American man, Vincent Chin, beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz. Paula Yoo has crafted a searing examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. When Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to manslaughter and received only a $3,000 fine and three years’ probation, the lenient sentence sparked outrage. The protests that followed led to a federal civil rights trial—the first involving a crime against an Asian American—and galvanized what came to be known as the Asian American movement. Extensively researched from court transcripts, contemporary news accounts, and in-person interviews with key participants, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry is a suspenseful, nuanced, and authoritative portrait of a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author by : Paula Yoo
Publisher : WW Norton
Release : 2021-04-20
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781324002888


The Other Side Of Paradise

The Other Side Of Paradise

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No one knew Staceyann's mother was pregnant until a dangerously small baby was born on the floor of her grandmother's house in Lottery, Jamaica, on Christmas Day. Staceyann's mother did not want her, and her father was not present. No one, except her grandmother, thought Staceyann would survive. It was her grandmother who nurtured and protected and provided for Staceyann and her older brother in the early years. But when the three were separated, Staceyann was thrust, alone, into an unfamiliar and dysfunctional home in Paradise, Jamaica. There, she faced far greater troubles than absent parents. So, armed with a fierce determination and uncommon intelligence, she discovered a way to break out of this harshly unforgiving world. Staceyann Chin, acclaimed and iconic performance artist, now brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a brave, lyrical, and fiercely candid memoir about growing up in Jamaica. She plumbs tender and unsettling memories as she writes about drifting from one home to the next, coming out as a lesbian, and finding the man she believes to be her father and ultimately her voice. Hers is an unforgettable story told with grace, humor, and courage.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Staceyann Chin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2009-04-14
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1439159378


Edge Case

Edge Case

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A Recommended Read from: Entertainment Weekly * Buzzfeed * Good Morning America * USA Today * Harper's Bazaar * Fortune * A.V. Club * The Millions * Lit Hub * International Examiner * Publishers Weekly When her husband suddenly disappears, a young woman must uncover where he went—and who she might be without him—in this striking debut of immigration, identity, and marriage. After another taxing day as the sole female employee at her New York City tech startup, Edwina comes home to find that her husband, Marlin, has packed up a suitcase and left. The only question now is why. Did he give up on their increasingly hopeless quest to secure their green cards and decide to return to Malaysia? Was it the death of his father that sent him into a tailspin? Or has his strange, sudden change in personality finally made Marlin and Edwina strangers to each other? As Edwina searches the city for traces of her husband, she simultaneously sifts through memories of their relationship, hoping to discover the moment when something went wrong. All the while, a coworker is making increasingly uncomfortable advances toward her. And she can’t hide the truth about Marlin’s disappearance from her overbearing, eccentric mother for much longer. Soon Edwina will have to decide how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to stay in her marriage and in America. Poignant and darkly funny, Edge Case is a searing meditation on intimacy, estrangement, and the fractured nature of identity. In this moving debut, YZ Chin explores the imperfect yet enduring relationships we hold to country and family. “Chin’s specificity and wonderfully drawn minor characters add depth and richness…. Not only a subtly provocative depiction of the tech industry, and this country, as tilting ever more off-kilter; but also a realistic portrayal of a woman in crisis.” —Lauren Oyler, The New York Times Book Review

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : YZ Chin
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2021-08-10
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780063030701


Redwoods

Redwoods

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Jason Chin's Redwoods tells the story of a boy who discovers a book about redwoods and finds himself in their midst as he turns the pages. An ordinary train ride becomes and extraordinary trip to the great ancient forests. A subway trip is transformed when a young boy happens upon a book about redwood forests. As he reads the information unfolds, and with each new bit of knowledge, he travels--all the way to California to climb into the Redwood canopy. Crammed with interesting and accurate information about these great natural wonders, Jason Chin's first book is innovative nonfiction set within a strong and beautiful picture storybook. Chin's approach makes Redwoods a must-have common core tool for teachers and librarians introducing scientific principals to young students.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Jason Chin
Publisher : Square Fish
Release : 2017-08-22
File : 40 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781250186256


A Wretch Like Me Memoir

A Wretch Like Me Memoir

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Marian "Tina Chin" Walters is a self-made career woman who knows all about success. She managed to transform herself from the crowned dancehall queen of Dorchester, MA to an acclaimed blogger in New York with a loyal following. Marian developed into a rounded media figure who has parlayed her notoriety into humanitarian work for people in Jamaica, and the United States. The discovery of her voice and love for the art of writing, Marian's blood in her pen led to an author and the creation of her first book titled, A Wretch Like Me.

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Author by : Tina Chin
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-10-05
File : 198 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1978015798


Report On The Kairuma Naring And Daidin Columns Chin Hills 1895 1896

Report On The Kairuma Naring And Daidin Columns Chin Hills 1895 1896

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Genre : Chin Hills
Author by : India. Army. Intelligence Branch
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Release : 1896
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UCAL:C2745979


Savage Exchange

Savage Exchange

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Savage Exchange explores the politics of representation during the Han dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE) at a pivotal moment when China was asserting imperialist power on the Eurasian continent and expanding its local and long-distance (“Silk Road”) markets. Tamara T. Chin explains why rival political groups introduced new literary forms with which to represent these expanded markets. To promote a radically quantitative approach to the market, some thinkers developed innovative forms of fiction and genre. In opposition, traditionalists reasserted the authority of classical texts and advocated a return to the historical, ethics-centered, marriage-based, agricultural economy that these texts described. The discussion of frontiers and markets thus became part of a larger debate over the relationship between the world and the written word. These Han debates helped to shape the ways in which we now define and appreciate early Chinese literature and produced the foundational texts of Chinese economic thought. Each chapter in the book examines a key genre or symbolic practice (philosophy, fu-rhapsody, historiography, money, kinship) through which different groups sought to reshape the political economy. By juxtaposing well-known texts with recently excavated literary and visual materials, Chin elaborates a new literary and cultural approach to Chinese economic thought. Co-Winner, 2016 Harry Levin Prize, American Comparative Literature Association; Honorable Mention, 2016 Joseph Levenson Book Prize, Pre-1900 Category, China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies

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Genre : History
Author by : Tamara T. Chin
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2020-10-26
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781684170784


With The Empress Dowager

With The Empress Dowager

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Genre : China
Author by : Katharine Augusta Carl
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Release : 1905
File : 306 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015027805558