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My Folks and the Land of Opportunity

By: Adams, Samantha (editor)

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, USA, Capper Press: 1995

Book ID: SCW09607

ISBN: 0941678474

Condition: Good


BC3 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black and white photo illustrated brown and white wraps with minor overall shelf wear with clear heavy plastic lamination applied to the covers with the usual library labels and stamps on the spine, the back cover, the top outside paper edges, the front endpaper, and the title page plus there is one dogeared page plus there is some light overall rubbing of the covers. A book that chronicles the experiences of immigrants to turn-of-the-century America based memoir, correspondence, and reminiscenc... View more info

The Concubine's Children

By: Chond, Denise

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Viking/Penguin Books: 1994

Book ID: SCW00665

ISBN: 0670829617

Condition: Very Good


CB3 - A trade paperback in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor shelf wear and a light crease to the front bottom right corner. The story of a Chinese family living on two sides of the globe over a period of 60 years. The author's grandmother was brought from China as a young concubine by a Chinese immigrant who came to the US and who left his wife and children in China. 266p. View more info

Paper Fan: The Hunt For Triad Gangster Steven Wong

By: Gould, Terry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Thunder's Mouth Press: 2004

Book ID: SCW12282

Condition: Very Good


BD1 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in red wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with a very, very light crease on the front cover and manually revised release dates on the spine and the back cover. A book about a major Chinese-American criminal figure involved in organized crime circles in six countries and the international pursuit of him. By the author of "The Lifestyle." Sources, acknowledgments, indexed, 500p. View more info

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Tea That Burns: A Family Memoir of Chinatown

By: Hall, Bruce Edward

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Free Press, The: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10341

ISBN: 068483989X

Condition: Good


BG6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wewar with the dust jacket endflaps glued to the front and back fixed endpapers plus there is a very, very light bump on the top edge of the back board plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the top outside paper edges, the front free endpaper, and the title page. the dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear with a library label on the back plus the front and back endflaps glued to the fixed endpapers plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. A history of New York City's Chinatown told through the ... View more info

Looking for My Country: Finding Myself in America

By: MacNeil, Robert

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Doubleday Publishing: 2003

Book ID: SCW08466

Condition: Very Good


BV4 - A first edition advance reading copy/uncorrected proof book in very good condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear. A book in which the author looks at the meaning of patriotism, nationalism, and home and explains why he finally made the decision to become an American citizen. By the author of "Breaking News," "The Voyage," "Burden of Desire," "Wordstruck," "The Right Place at the Right Time," and "The People Machine." 203... View more info

The Chinese Americans

By: Meltzer, Milton

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW08668

ISBN: 0690040383

Condition: Good


BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound with very minor overall shelf wear with the DJ mylar sleeve endflaps glued to the front & back fixed endpapers, usual library stamps, label, & pocket on the front free endpaper, the title page, and the author's previously published titles page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. The DJ shows very minor overall shelf wear with a library label on the spine,front endflap was price clipped, it is still in the original library mylar sleeve, front & back mylar sleeve endflaps are glued to the fixed endpapers. A juvenile nonfiction social hsistory of the Chinese... View more info

Japanese Americans: Changing Patterns of Ethnic Affiliation Over Three Generations (Westview Special Studies in Contemporary Social Issues)

By: Montero, Darrel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, USA, Westview Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW08665

ISBN: 0891585958

Condition: Very Good


CA1 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition with no dust jacket. No additional printings are indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in gray cloth covered boards with dark red lettering on the spine and dark red lettering and graphics on the front with very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some fading on the spine wrapping around onto the front and back up towards the top spine edge from a library label plus there is a very, very light bump on the front bottom right corner plus there are the usual library stamps on the front free endpaper, free... View more info

First Generation: In the Words of Twentieth-Century American Immigrants

By: Namias, June

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Beacon Press: 1978

Book ID: SCW08414

ISBN: 080705416X

Condition: Good


CE2 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A sequence of numbers appears on back of the title page with the "1" present with no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in textured dark brown paper covered boards with gold lettering on the spine and a gold graphic on the front with very minor overall shefl wear plus there is some tape staining on the outside board surfaces and front and back free endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stams, label, and pocket on the top and bott... View more info

California Nativism: Organized Opposition to the Japanese, 1890-1913

By: Penrose, Eldon R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Jose, CA, U.S.A., R & E Publishers, Incorporated: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW08422

ISBN: 0882472283

Condition: Good


BZ4 - A hard cover edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition with no dust jacket. No additional printings are indicated on the copyright page. A hard cover tight, clean, sound copy in light olive green cloth covered boards with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some very light fading and label staining on the spine wrapping around onto the front and back from library labels plus there is some light yellowing of the paper edges plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the front free endpaper, title page, table of contents page, and back fixed endp... View more info

Jewish Times: Voices of the American Jewish Experience

By: Simons, Howard

Price: $1.75

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Vintage Anchor Publishing: 1990

Book ID: SCW04082

ISBN: 0385266979

Condition: Very Good


CA2 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor overall wear plus some light creasing on the front and back covers plus the usual library labels and stamps on the spine wrapping around onto the back, the inside surface of the front cover, front endpaper, and top outside paper edges plus some light yellowing of the paper edges. A collection of childhood and family stories, folk memories, and grandmother's tales that describe the Jewish experience in America. Glossary, 418p. View more info

The Chinese in America

By: Sung, Betty Lee

Price: $2.00

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1972

Book ID: SCW03818

ISBN: 0027886700

Condition: Good


BZ6 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus the usual library stamps, label, & pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, front endpaper, & inside surface of the front board, some tape staining on the inside surface of the front & back boards & front & back endpapers from where the DJ has been taped down to the boards. The DJ shows only very minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of sunning on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve, usual library label on the spine. A juvenile nonfiction book about the history of the Chinese in Ameri... View more info

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The Kitchen God's Wife

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author

Book ID: SCW00263

ISBN: 0679748083

Condition: Good


BY3 - A trade paperback book signed by author in good condition that has some stains and smudge, cocked, some wrinkling, crease, and bumped corners, some soiled patches and writing on the first page, some pencil drawing on the last page, tanning and and light shelf wear. A novel about a Chinese-American naturalized citizen who believes she is dying and so is determined to tell her daughter about her past and a terrible truth from her past. The story begins on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s and moves throughout China during World War II and the move to America in 1949. The irony i... View more info

A Brotherhood of Memory : Jewish Landmanshaftn in the New World

By: Weisser, Michael R.

Price: $2.50

Publisher: New York, New York, USA, Basic Books, Inc.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Book ID: SCW10649

ISBN: 0465007791

Condition: Good


BZ4 - A hard cover first edition withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition with a dust jacket in very good+ condition. A sequence numbers appear on back of the title page with the "1" present and no additional printings indicated. A tight, clean, sound copy in navy cloth covered boards with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine with minor overall shelf wear with some very light tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards and the front and back free endpapers plus there is some light bumping to the top right corners of the front and back boards plus there a... View more info