Tong Wars

Tong Wars
Author: Scott D. Seligman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 039956229X
ISBN 13: 9780399562297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tong Wars Book Review:

A mesmerizing true story of money, murder, gambling, prostitution, and opium in a "wild ramble around Chinatown in its darkest days." (The New Yorker) Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not house-to-house searches or throwing Chinese offenders into prison. Not even executing them. The New York DA was running out of ideas and more people were dying every day as the weapons of choice evolved from hatchets and meat cleavers to pistols, automatic weapons, and even bombs. Welcome to New York City’s Chinatown in 1925. The Chinese in turn-of-the-last-century New York were mostly immigrant peasants and shopkeepers who worked as laundrymen, cigar makers, and domestics. They gravitated to lower Manhattan and lived as Chinese an existence as possible, their few diversions—gambling, opium, and prostitution—available but, sadly, illegal. It didn’t take long before one resourceful merchant saw a golden opportunity to feather his nest by positioning himself squarely between the vice dens and the police charged with shutting them down. Tong Wars is historical true crime set against the perfect landscape: Tammany-era New York City. Representatives of rival tongs (secret societies) corner the various markets of sin using admirably creative strategies. The city government was already corrupt from top to bottom, so once one tong began taxing the gambling dens and paying off the authorities, a rival, jealously eyeing its lucrative franchise, co-opted a local reformist group to help eliminate it. Pretty soon Chinese were slaughtering one another in the streets, inaugurating a succession of wars that raged for the next thirty years. Scott D. Seligman’s account roars through three decades of turmoil, with characters ranging from gangsters and drug lords to reformers and do-gooders to judges, prosecutors, cops, and pols of every stripe and color. A true story set in Prohibition-era Manhattan a generation after Gangs of New York, but fought on the very same turf.

The Hatchet Men

The Hatchet Men
Author: Richard H. Dillon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1972
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000373038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tong War

Tong War
Author: Eng Ying Gong,Bruce Grant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1930
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105044365216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tong War

Tong War
Author: Eng Ying Gong,Bruce Grant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 277
Release: 1930
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015005339166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Criminalization Assimilation

Criminalization Assimilation
Author: Philippa Gates
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-03-08
ISBN 10: 0813589436
ISBN 13: 9780813589435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminalization Assimilation Book Review:

Criminalization/Assimilation traces how Classical Hollywood films constructed America’s image of Chinese Americans from their criminalization as unwanted immigrants to their eventual acceptance when assimilated citizens, exploiting both America’s yellow peril fears about Chinese immigration and its fascination with Chinatowns. Philippa Gates examines Hollywood’s responses to social issues in Chinatown communities, primarily immigration, racism, drug trafficking, and prostitution, as well as the impact of industry factors including the Production Code and star system on the treatment of those subjects. Looking at over 200 films, Gates reveals the variety of racial representations within American film in the first half of the twentieth century and brings to light not only lost and forgotten films but also the contributions of Asian American actors whose presence onscreen offered important alternatives to Hollywood’s yellowface fabrications of Chinese identity and a resistance to Hollywood’s Orientalist narratives.

The Land of the Golden Mountain

The Land of the Golden Mountain
Author: C. Y. Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 249
Release: 1967
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105025463964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Land of the Golden Mountain Book Review:

Seventeen-year-old Chinese girl disguises herself as a boy and accompanies her countrymen who ship out from Canton to the gold fields of California in 1850.

Tong War

Tong War
Author: James Rozhon
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2006-02-01
ISBN 10: 0595383386
ISBN 13: 9780595383382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tong War Book Review:

Tong War describes feuds between Chinese gangs that ended in the 1920s. However, one threatens to break out in Portland, Maine, and PI Melodie Chang is dragged into the middle of it. It doesn't help that she's five months pregnant and that her husband, Brad, is one of the targets of this new feud.Mike Wei is beating up people around town. Melodie will discover that every preconceived notion she has about tong wars will be wrong. She will discover things about her husband that might threaten her marriage. Mostly, she will need to discover the true reason that war has broken out in Portland before it threatens the life of her unborn baby.Into Melodie's world comes a girl named Sylvia and her baby, Johnny. Can Melodie save them before Wei kills both of them? Who is she and what does she have to do with everything that is happening? And why does she insist that Melodie's friend, Candy Howard, needs her?The case will end only when Melodie can answer all these questions. Still, one of them will die before she does and that death will transform not just Melodie but all of them.

Star Wars The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear

Star Wars  The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear
Author: Tom Angleberger
Publsiher: Disney Electronic Content
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-05-25
ISBN 10: 1368025757
ISBN 13: 9781368025751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Wars The Mighty Chewbacca in the Forest of Fear Book Review:

When Chewbacca the Wookiee finds out that a job he thought was just ferrying tooka cats is actually much more, he's excited to have something to do! But when he, a young bounty hunter/librarian, and a droll cargo droid--who, unbeknownst to the others is rebel spy droid K-2SO--land in the middle of a blue forest that emits a fear-causing mist, Chewie realizes the job may be too dangerous for his liking. He and his companions will have to fight off snarlers, sniffers, and their own fears as they try to recover a sacred book--and rescue Han Solo in the process! Perfect for reading before or after seeing Solo: A Star Wars Story in theaters!

The Reality Bubble

The Reality Bubble
Author: Ziya Tong
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN 10: 1838850503
ISBN 13: 9781838850500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reality Bubble Book Review:

What are we not seeing? Our naked eyes see only a thin sliver of reality. We are blind in comparison to the X-rays that peer through skin, and the animals that can see in infrared or ultraviolet or with 360-degree vision. In The Reality Bubble, Ziya Tong illuminates this hidden world and takes us on a journey to examine ten of humanity’s biggest blind spots. What she reveals is not on the things we didn’t evolve to see but, more dangerously, the blindness of modern society. Fast-paced, utterly fascinating and deeply humane, this vitally important book gives voice to the sense we’ve all had – that there is more to the world than meets the eye.

Tong War The First Complete History of the Tongs in America Details of the Tong Wars and Their Causes Lives of Famous Hatchetmen and Gunmen and Inside Information as to the Workings of the Tongs Their Aims and Achievements

Tong War  The First Complete History of the Tongs in America  Details of the Tong Wars and Their Causes  Lives of Famous Hatchetmen and Gunmen  and Inside Information as to the Workings of the Tongs  Their Aims and Achievements
Author: Eng Ying Gong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1939
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:246845049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Good War

A Good War
Author: Seth Klein
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 1773055917
ISBN 13: 9781773055916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good War Book Review:

“This is the roadmap out of climate crisis that Canadians have been waiting for.” — Naomi Klein, activist and New York Times bestselling author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine • One of Canada’s top policy analysts provides the first full-scale blueprint for meeting our climate change commitments • Contains the results of a national poll on Canadians’ attitudes to the climate crisis • Shows that radical transformative climate action can be done, while producing jobs and reducing inequality as we retool how we live and work. • Deeply researched and targeted specifically to Canada and Canadians while providing a model that other countries could follow Canada needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% to prevent a catastrophic 1.5 degree increase in the earth’s average temperature — assumed by many scientists to be a critical “danger line” for the planet and human life as we know it. It’s 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our targets. To do so, we’ll need radical systemic change to how we live and work—and fast. How can we ever achieve this? Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because we’ve done it before. During the Second World War, Canadian citizens and government remade the economy by retooling factories, transforming their workforce, and making the war effort a common cause for all Canadians to contribute to. Klein demonstrates how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today for Canada’s own Green New Deal. He shares how we can create jobs and reduce inequality while tackling our climate obligations for a climate neutral—or even climate zero—future. From enlisting broad public support for new economic models, to job creation through investment in green infrastructure, Klein shows us a bold, practical policy plan for Canada’s sustainable future. More than this: A Good War offers a remarkably hopeful message for how we can meet the defining challenge of our lives. COVID-19 has brought a previously unthinkable pace of change to the world—one which demonstrates our ability to adapt rapidly when we’re at risk. Many recent changes are what Klein proposes in these very pages. The world can, actually, turn on a dime if necessary. This is the blueprint for how to do it.

Chinatown Gangs

Chinatown Gangs
Author: Ko-lin Chin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0195136276
ISBN 13: 9780195136272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinatown Gangs Book Review:

In Chinatown Gangs, Ko-lin Chin penetrates a closed society and presents a rare portrait of the underworld of New York City's Chinatown. Based on first-hand accounts from gang members, gang victims, community leaders, and law enforcement authorities, this pioneering study reveals the pervasiveness, the muscle, the longevity, and the institutionalization of Chinatown gangs. Chin reveals the fear gangs instill in the Chinese community. At the same time, he shows how the economic viability of the community is sapped, and how gangs encourage lawlessness, making a mockery of law enforcement agencies. Ko-lin Chin makes clear that gang crime is inexorably linked to Chinatown's political economy and social history. He shows how gangs are formed to become "equalizers" within a social environment where individual and group conflicts, whether social, political, or economic, are unlikely to be solved in American courts. Moreover, Chin argues that Chinatown's informal economy provides yet another opportunity for street gangs to become "providers" or "protectors" of illegal services. These gangs, therefore, are the pathological manifestation of a closed community, one whose problems are not easily seen--and less easily understood--by outsiders. Chin's concrete data on gang characteristics, activities, methods of operation and violence make him uniquely qualified to propose ways to restrain gang violence, and Chinatown Gangs closes with his specific policy suggestions. It is the definitive study of gangs in an American Chinatown.

AsiaTown Cleveland

AsiaTown Cleveland
Author: Alan F. Dutka
Publsiher: History Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 9781626195523
ISBN 13: 1626195528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AsiaTown Cleveland Book Review:

Explore the vibrant history of the AsiaTown neighborhood in Cleveland.

Tong Wars

Tong Wars
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9789176096765
ISBN 13: 9176096769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Be Water My Friend

Be Water  My Friend
Author: Shannon Lee
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1250206693
ISBN 13: 9781250206695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be Water My Friend Book Review:

Bruce Lee’s daughter illuminates her father’s most powerful life philosophies—demonstrating how martial arts are a perfect metaphor for personal growth, and how we can practice those teachings every day. "Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless like water." Bruce Lee is a cultural icon, renowned the world over for his martial arts and film legacy. But Lee was also a deeply philosophical thinker, learning at an early age that martial arts are more than just an exercise in physical discipline—they are an apt metaphor for living a fully realized life. Now, in Be Water, My Friend, Lee’s daughter Shannon shares the concepts at the core of his philosophies, showing how they can serve as tools of personal growth and self-actualization. Each chapter brings a lesson from Bruce Lee’s teachings, expanding on the foundation of his iconic “be water” philosophy. Over the course of the book, we discover how being like water allows us to embody fluidity and naturalness in life, bringing us closer to our essential flowing nature and our ability to be powerful, self-expressed, and free. Through previously untold stories from her father’s life and from her own journey in embodying these lessons, Shannon presents these philosophies in tangible, accessible ways. With Bruce Lee’s words as a guide, she encourages readers to pursue their essential selves and apply these ideas and practices to their everyday lives—whether in learning new things, overcoming obstacles, or ultimately finding their true path. Be Water, My Friend is an inspirational invitation to us all, a gentle call to action to consider our lives with new eyes. It is also a testament to how one man's exploration and determination transcended time and place to ignite our imaginations—and to inspire many around the world to transform their lives.

Bush Runner

Bush Runner
Author: Mark Bourrie
Publsiher: Biblioasis
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1771962380
ISBN 13: 9781771962384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bush Runner Book Review:

WINNER OF THE 2020 RBC TAYLOR PRIZE • "Readers might well wonder if Jonathan Swift at his edgiest has been at work."—RBC Taylor Prize Jury Citation • "A remarkable biography of an even more remarkable 17th-century individual ... Beautifully written and endlessly thought-provoking."—Maclean’s Murderer. Salesman. Pirate. Adventurer. Cannibal. Co-founder of the Hudson's Bay Company. Known to some as the first European to explore the upper Mississippi, and widely as the namesake of ships and hotel chains, Pierre-Esprit Radisson is perhaps best described, writes Mark Bourrie, as “an eager hustler with no known scruples.” Kidnapped by Mohawk warriors at the age of fifteen, Radisson assimilated and was adopted by a powerful family, only to escape to New York City after less than a year. After being recaptured, he defected from a raiding party to the Dutch and crossed the Atlantic to Holland—thus beginning a lifetime of seized opportunities and frustrated ambitions. A guest among First Nations communities, French fur traders, and royal courts; witness to London’s Great Plague and Great Fire; and unwitting agent of the Jesuits’ corporate espionage, Radisson double-crossed the English, French, Dutch, and his adoptive Mohawk family alike, found himself marooned by pirates in Spain, and lived through shipwreck on the reefs of Venezuela. His most lasting venture as an Artic fur trader led to the founding of the Hudson’s Bay Company, which operates today, 350 years later, as North America’s oldest corporation. Sourced from Radisson’s journals, which are the best first-hand accounts of 17th century Canada, Bush Runner tells the extraordinary true story of this protean 17th-century figure, a man more trading partner than colonizer, a peddler of goods and not worldview—and with it offers a fresh perspective on the world in which he lived.

Days of the Tong Wars

Days of the Tong Wars
Author: C. Y. Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1974
ISBN 10: 9780345238023
ISBN 13: 0345238028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Gangs Of New York

The Gangs Of New York
Author: Herbert Asbury
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN 10: 1786259699
ISBN 13: 9781786259691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gangs Of New York Book Review:

Herbert Asbury presents here a vivid and startling account of New York gangdom from its beginning in Revolutionary times to comparatively recent days. Here are the stories of the great gangs which terrorized the city and at times menaced its very existence—from the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits to the Gophers and the Eastmans. Kid Dropper, Dopey Benny, Gyp the Blood and Owney Madden are a few of the gangster luminaries described, not to mention such female evildoers as Gallus Mag and Sadie the Goat. Nor have the underworld’s lesser lights been overlooked; for these pages are crowded with a host of gang warriors, pickpockets, tong leaders, murderers, politicians, gamblers, prostitutes, dive-keepers and a few would-be reformers. Mr. Asbury has created such a rich, factual background for this chronicle of crime and gangsterism that the book gains considerable stature as a revealing picture of New York City’s history through a century of frenzied growth and expansion. Whether you read it as such or merely for amusement, it is a swift, exciting experience.

On Gold Mountain

On Gold Mountain
Author: Lisa See
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN 10: 1101910089
ISBN 13: 9781101910085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Gold Mountain Book Review:

Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of two cultures meeting in a new world. 82 photos.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass
Author: Paul French
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2009-05-01
ISBN 10: 9622099823
ISBN 13: 9789622099821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through the Looking Glass Book Review:

The convulsive history of foreign journalists in China starts with newspapers printed in the European factories of Canton in the 1820s. It also starts with a duel between two editors over the future of China and ends with a fistfight in Shanghai over therevolution. This book tells the story of China's foreign journalists.