Unsavory Elements

Unsavory Elements

Featuring entirely original writings written exclusively for this work, this anthology is filled with 28 essays from foreigners who live or have lived in China for a significant period of time.

Author: Tom Carter

Publisher:

ISBN: 9881616409

Category: History

Page: 304

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Featuring entirely original writings written exclusively for this work, this anthology is filled with 28 essays from foreigners who live or have lived in China for a significant period of time. The book contains beautiful and enlightening stories about China from such noteworthy writers as Simon Winchester, Peter Hessler, Susan Conley, and Alan Paul, among others. Through their personal stories, they illustrate the many sides of Chinese life—the weird, the fascinating, and the appalling—and share what it’s like to live, learn, and love as an outsider in a land unlike any other in the world.
Categories: History

Undesireables Unsavory Elements Among the Japanese in America Prior to 1893

Undesireables  Unsavory Elements Among the Japanese in America Prior to 1893

And Their Influence on the First Anti-Japanese Movement in California Donald
Teruo Hata. 70 - 25 , 030 HATA , Jr . , Donald Teruo , 1934MUNDESIRABLES " :
UNSAVORY ELEMENTS AMONG THE JAPANESE IN AMERICA PRIOR TO
1893 ...

Author: Donald Teruo Hata

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105036698566

Category: Japan

Page: 336

View: 297

Categories: Japan

The Cotton Malone Series 9 Book Bundle

The Cotton Malone Series 9 Book Bundle

They have ties to, shall we say, unsavory elements. That's why you're being
advised.” Stephanie heard someone stand. “All part of the job, Brent.” “And if I'm a
good boy and toe the line those unsavory elements will lose interest in me.” “Can'
t ...

Author: Steve Berry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780812987850

Category: Fiction

Page: 4880

View: 998

Featuring the signature character of New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry, the Cotton Malone novels fuse page-turning suspense and fascinating historical insight into one heart-stopping thriller after another. “In Malone, Berry has created a classic, complex hero.”—USA Today A former Justice Department operative who can’t seem to stay out of trouble, Cotton Malone has crisscrossed the globe on electrifying quests. With the smart and sexy Cassiopeia Vitt by his side, Malone faces down the world’s deadliest terrorists, assassins, and con men—and unravels some of history’s most legendary and iconic mysteries along the way. Now in one exclusive eBook bundle are the first nine novels of Steve Berry’s extraordinary series: THE TEMPLAR LEGACY THE ALEXANDRIA LINK THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT THE PARIS VENDETTA THE EMPEROR’S TOMB THE JEFFERSON KEY THE KING’S DECEPTION THE LINCOLN MYTH Also includes the eBook short stories “The Balkan Escape,” “The Devil’s Gold,” and “The Admiral’s Mark,” as well as the novella The Tudor Plot! Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone novels “Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.”—The Huffington Post “Berry has become the king of intrigue. You don’t just read a Steve Berry novel. You live it.”—James Rollins “Berry raises this genre’s stakes.”—The New York Times “I love this guy.”—#1 internationally bestselling author Lee Child “Malone, a hero with a personal stake in the proceedings, is a welcome respite from the cold, calculating superspies who litter the genre.”—Entertainment Weekly “Richly detailed and fantastically suspenseful, this thriller grips the reader for a wild literary ride that continues until the very last page.”—Tucson Citizen, on The Templar Legacy “Bigger than life . . . The reader will be engaged from the first page, thrilled by the story, entertained by the characters, and spellbound by the author’s sheer bravado. A must for high-adventure thriller fans.”—Booklist, on The Venetian Betrayal “[An] amazing blend of suspense and history . . . [Readers] cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone.”—Library Journal, on The Paris Vendetta “A superbly paced novel of mystery and adventure . . . [Berry’s] love of history resonates throughout this lively and imaginative tale.”—The Denver Post, on The Jefferson Key “A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy about the Virgin Queen driving nonstop international intrigue.”—Kirkus Reviews, on The King’s Deception
Categories: Fiction

The Cotton Malone Series 8 Book Bundle

The Cotton Malone Series 8 Book Bundle

Theyhave ties to, shall we say, unsavory can elements. That's whyyou're being
advised.” Stephanie heard someone stand. “All part of thejob, Brent.” “And ifI'm a
good boy and toe the line those unsavory elements will lose interest in me.

Author: Steve Berry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780804180696

Category: Fiction

Page: 4368

View: 714

Featuring the signature character of New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry, the Cotton Malone novels fuse page-turning suspense and fascinating historical insight into one heart-stopping thriller after another. “In Malone, Berry has created a classic, complex hero.”—USA Today A former Justice Department operative who can’t seem to stay out of trouble, Cotton Malone has crisscrossed the globe on electrifying quests. With the smart and sexy Cassiopeia Vitt by his side, Malone faces down the world’s deadliest terrorists, assassins, and con men—and unravels some of history’s most legendary and iconic mysteries along the way. Now in one exclusive eBook bundle are the first eight novels of Steve Berry’s extraordinary series: THE TEMPLAR LEGACY THE ALEXANDRIA LINK THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT THE PARIS VENDETTA THE EMPEROR’S TOMB THE JEFFERSON KEY THE KING’S DECEPTION Also includes the eBook novella The Tudor Plot as well as an excerpt from Steve Berry’s ninth Cotton Malone novel, The Lincoln Myth! Praise for Steve Berry and his Cotton Malone novels “Steve Berry gets better and better with each new book.”—The Huffington Post “Berry has become the king of intrigue. You don’t just read a Steve Berry novel. You live it.”—James Rollins “Berry raises this genre’s stakes.”—The New York Times “I love this guy.”—#1 internationally bestselling author Lee Child “Malone, a hero with a personal stake in the proceedings, is a welcome respite from the cold, calculating superspies who litter the genre.”—Entertainment Weekly “Richly detailed and fantastically suspenseful, this thriller grips the reader for a wild literary ride that continues until the very last page.”—Tucson Citizen, on The Templar Legacy “Bigger than life . . . The reader will be engaged from the first page, thrilled by the story, entertained by the characters, and spellbound by the author’s sheer bravado. A must for high-adventure thriller fans.”—Booklist, on The Venetian Betrayal “[An] amazing blend of suspense and history . . . [Readers] cannot go wrong with Cotton Malone.”—Library Journal, on The Paris Vendetta “A superbly paced novel of mystery and adventure . . . [Berry’s] love of history resonates throughout this lively and imaginative tale.”—The Denver Post, on The Jefferson Key “A Dan Brown-ian secular conspiracy about the Virgin Queen driving nonstop international intrigue.”—Kirkus Reviews, on The King’s Deception
Categories: Fiction

Investigation of Improper Activities in the Labor Or Management Field

Investigation of Improper Activities in the Labor Or Management Field

It takes eternal vigilance to keep a big labor movement free of these unsavory
elements who would like to worm their way in and prostitute the basic purposes
of a free labor movement . On January 18 , the executive board of our union ,
before ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02335060T

Category: Unfair labor practices

Page:

View: 500

Categories: Unfair labor practices

Hearings

Hearings

It takes eternal vigilance to keep a big labor movement free of these unsavory
elements who would like to worm their way in and prostitute the basic purposes
of a free labor movement. On January 18, the executive board of our union,
before ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013148906

Category:

Page:

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Ceremony in Death

Ceremony in Death

He sipped his wine, a man accustomed to getting precisely what he wanted. One
way or another. “I'll stay out of your way, but I'm going. The Aquarian Club is
basically harmless, but there are always unsavory elements that leak through.

Author: J. D. Robb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101203637

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 347

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents the fifth thrilling novel in her futuristic In Death series—where even in an age of cutting-edge technology, old beliefs die hard. Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warnning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong—and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...
Categories: Fiction

A View from a Height

A View from a Height

The Chinese Government told the State Department that I had last been seen
with unsavory elements of society and had surely come to a bad end. If the
Chinese government had ever exhibited a sense of humor about anything, I
would have ...

Author: J E Murphy

Publisher: Portraits of Earth Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 562

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Cripple Mode Hot Electric

Cripple Mode  Hot Electric

His old life brings some unsavory people to their home. These men think they ...
Angel looks thoughtful. She says, “If your grandparents presence was drawing
unsavory elements to the planet, it would explain why they would decide to leave.

Author: J. L. Dobias

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469169828

Category: Fiction

Page: 630

View: 524

In the Science Fiction Thriller Cripple-Mode:Hot Electric Give me liberty or give me death wasn't Travis Lucia Hamilton-McQueen's foremost declaration. She'd returned from near death and wasn't keen on revisiting; she just wanted her life back. Granddaughter of a mass murderer; daughter of a convict; suspected terrorist with confused memories. No not that life, nor the alternate. A soulless clone with limited freedom and an amnesiac ward of Greater Terran Galactic Properties, with a possible Dissociative fugue identity; consigned to convalesce aboard Medical Space Station Perl. Mix in a rogue General with a handful of assassins and her life slips from surreal to something straight out of science fiction and fantasy.
Categories: Fiction

Black Rednecks White Liberals

Black Rednecks   White Liberals

Such automatic group solidarity ties the fate of the community as a whole to the
fate of its most unsavory elements in many ways.It not only identifies the
community with the acts of these individuals in the eyes of the larger society, it
puts great ...

Author: Thomas Sowell

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594032769

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 295

This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity--a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves "friends" of blacks. An essay titled "The Real History of Slavery" presents a jolting re-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. The reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world, are explored in an essay that asks, "Are Jews Generic?" Misconceptions of German history in general, and of the Nazi era in particular, are also re-examined. So too are the inspiring achievements and painful tragedies of black education in the United States. "Black Rednecks and White Liberals" is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.
Categories: Social Science

Fandom

Fandom

In constructing aesthetic histories, different factions foreground elements from the
hyperdiegetic past that most strongly support their meta-textual interests,
contrasting them with unsavory elements that do not—knowledge claims that, ...

Author: Jonathan Gray

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814732380

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 789

We are all fans. Whether we log on to Web sites to scrutinize the latest plot turns in Lost, “stalk” our favorite celebrities on Gawker, attend gaming conventions, or simply wait with bated breath for the newest Harry Potter novel—each of us is a fan. Fandom extends beyond television and film to literature, opera, sports, and pop music, and encompasses both high and low culture. Fandom brings together leading scholars to examine fans, their practices, and their favorite texts. This unparalleled selection of original essays examines instances across the spectrum of modern cultural consumption from Karl Marx to Paris Hilton, Buffy the Vampire Slayer to backyard wrestling, Bach fugues to Bollywood cinema ̧ and nineteenth-century concert halls to computer gaming. Contributors examine fans of high cultural texts and genres, the spaces of fandom, fandom around the globe, the impact of new technologies on fandom, and the legal and historical contexts of fan activity. Fandom is key to understanding modern life in our increasingly mediated and globalized world.
Categories: Social Science

African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill Clarence Thomas

African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill Clarence Thomas

... Burns Hope , used the power of its organization to remove what it considered
unsavory elements , prostitutes , alcoholics , and Sanctified churches , the latter
judged to have too unrespectable a worship service ( Brown 1988 ; Rouse 1989 )
.

Author: Geneva Smitherman

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814325300

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 517

An essential voice has been added to the ongoing national debate and public discourse on race, class, and gender. African American Women Speak Out on Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas is the first commentary on the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas confrontation written exclusively by African American women. Margaret Walker Alexander, Angela Y. Davis, Darlene Clark Hine, Harriette McAdoo, Julianne Malveaux, and other scholars and writers offer reflections and in-depth analyses on one of the most wrenching public dramas in recent history. Diverse and interdisciplinary in scope, the contributions clarify the significance of the event and examine the broader ramifications for the African American community and the nation.
Categories: Social Science

The History of Texas

The History of Texas

Progressives were confident that eliminating such “unsavoryelements from
politics would go far to clean up the system. Progressives secured other limited
gains during the Sayers and Lanham administrations. Labor unions were
exempted ...

Author:

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118617878

Category: History

Page: 536

View: 852

The History of Texas is fully revised and updated in this fifth edition to reflect the latest scholarship in its coverage of Texas history from the pre-Columbian era to the present. Fully revised to reflect the most recent scholarly findings Offers extensive coverage of twentieth-century Texas history Includes an overview of Texas history up to the Election of 2012 Provides online resources for students and instructors, including a test bank, maps, presentation slides, and more
Categories: History

Confronting America

Confronting America

Those forces were better chosen from the Left, lest the U.S. be associated with “
unsavory elements on the right.” Kennan further elaborated on this remarkable
flexibility. After publicizing his containment policy, he speculated that communists
 ...

Author: Alessandro Brogi

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807877746

Category: History

Page: 552

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Throughout the Cold War, the United States encountered unexpected challenges from Italy and France, two countries with the strongest, and determinedly most anti-American, Communist Parties in Western Europe. Based primarily on new evidence from communist archives in France and Italy, as well as research archives in the United States, Alessandro Brogi's original study reveals how the United States was forced by political opposition within these two core Western countries to reassess its own anticommunist strategies, its image, and the general meaning of American liberal capitalist culture and ideology. Brogi shows that the resistance to Americanization was a critical test for the French and Italian communists' own legitimacy and existence. Their anti-Americanism was mostly dogmatic and driven by the Soviet Union, but it was also, at crucial times, subtle and ambivalent, nurturing fascination with the American culture of dissent. The staunchly anticommunist United States, Brogi argues, found a successful balance to fighting the communist threat in France and Italy by employing diplomacy and fostering instances of mild dissent in both countries. Ultimately, both the French and Italian communists failed to adapt to the forces of modernization that stemmed both from indigenous factors and from American influence. Confronting America illuminates the political, diplomatic, economic, and cultural conflicts behind the U.S.-communist confrontation.
Categories: History

The Trailsman 376

The Trailsman  376

... this is a great artiste, not Some—” “Things are the way they are, Jenkins. This
isn't Manhattan or Paris. Frequent raiding, and the overall manpower shortage
out west, forces us to make do—and sometimes to contract with unsavory
elements.

Author: Jon Sharpe

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101612644

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Fargo blocks bullets for a beauty. Skye Fargo is playing bodyguard to “America’s Sweetheart,” stunning actress Kathleen Barton. She had the bad judgment to publicly, brutally spurn the attentions of notorious ’Frisco power-broker Zack Lomax, ruining his reputation and his livelihood. Now he wants revenge. And unless the Trailsman keeps both eyes peeled, Lomax is going to give his client a final curtain…
Categories: Fiction

Agnes Lake Hickok

Agnes Lake Hickok

1865—1869. circuses clearly attracted some unsavory elements. The situa— tion
seemed to get worse in the years after the Civil War. When— ever a tent show
raised its canvas, every good—for—nothing loafer in the county showed up for a
 ...

Author: Carolyn M. Bowers

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806185576

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The first woman in America to own and operate a circus, Agnes Lake spent thirty years under the Big Top before becoming the wife of Wild Bill Hickok—a mere five months before he was killed. Although books abound on the famous lawman, Agnes’s life has remained obscured by circus myth and legend. Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers have written the first biography of this colorful but little-known circus performer. Agnes originally found fame as a slack-wire walker and horseback rider, and later as an animal trainer. Her circus career spanned more than four decades. Following the murder of her first husband, Bill Lake, she was the sole manager of the “Hippo-Olympiad and Mammoth Circus.” While taking her show to Abilene, she met town marshal Hickok and five years later she married him. After Hickok’s death, Agnes traveled with P. T. Barnum and Buffalo Bill Cody, and managed her daughter Emma Lake’s successful equestrian career. This account of a remarkable life cuts through fictions about Agnes’s life, including her own embellishments, to uncover her true story. Numerous illustrations, including rare photographs and circus memorabilia, bring Agnes’s world to life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Modesto

Modesto

The San Joaquin Regulators, a vigilante group that sought to clean up Modesto's
unsavory elements, targeted Chinatown's opium dens and joss houses. CHINA
ALLEY. The Chinese community continued with their businesses even.

Author: Carl P. Baggese

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439638323

Category: History

Page: 128

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Settled in 1870 by the Central Pacific Railroad, Modesto is located in California's agriculturally rich Central Valley. The new town was to be named after the prominent California banker W. C. Ralston, but, as city lore and legend tell it, his "modest" refusal led to the name Modesto. Originally a wheat-producing region, the city blossomed with the arrival of irrigation, and fruit orchards and vineyards soon grew in abundance. The county seat of Stanislaus County, Modesto became an agricultural hub, with the motto "Water Wealth Contentment Health" emblazoned on an iconic arch at the town's entrance. California's original junior college is located here along with E. & J. Gallo Winery, the world's largest privately held winery, family run since 1933. Twice named an All American City, Modesto inspired native son George Lucas when he made his classic American Graffiti in 1973.
Categories: History

Planet Amazon

Planet Amazon

I had come to realize that Gallegos had a seething underbelly of crime, political
discontents, and unsavory elements that no one could remove completely. It was
much as Earth in that respect, and the changes I was making were giving some of
 ...

Author: Crystal Dawn

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479781379

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

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Andrea Staton, an Army Colonel, dedicates her career and her life, to finding the hidden doorway from Earth to the planet Amazon. She is expecting an advanced world that she can learn from, but she is surprised by what appears to be a primitive world that is at war with Gallegos, the closest planet to them. As she negotiates her way around Amazon, Gallegos, and further into their galaxy, she learns secrets that unlock the past not only of these worlds, but also of Earth and specifically her own ancestors. She must learn to be a warrior and to deal with the men here who she finds very different and much harder to resist than the men from Earth. Can she choose between the men that pursue her or will she choose to pursue the elusive man that resists the attraction they share? During her journey, she finds that not only can one person lead to great change, but also that sometimes you can't fight fate.
Categories: Fiction

Quincannon

Quincannon

... “unsavory elements of the Chinese population, among them the scurvy
merchant Yum Wing” as the culprits and claiming that the crimes were “in
retaliation for public condemnation, in this newspaper, of the vicious practices of
selling opium ...

Author: Bill Pronzini

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 9781612321134

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Secret Service agent John Quincannon has found little joy in his life since the day his stray bullet killed an innocent young woman and her unborn child. Still in mourning a year later, Quincannon seeks his solace at the bottom of a jug of sour mash. But he'll have to buck up-and sober up-for his next mission: The Service needs him to bring down a major counterfeiting ring responsible for the death of one of his colleagues. And staying sober won't be easy when there's a young lady in town who's a dead ringer for his late victim... A new novel of frontier justice from the award-winning author acclaimed for his "stylish writing" (Publishers Weekly) and "unerring eye" (Kirkus Reviews).
Categories: Fiction