There and Back Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

There and Back

  • Author : Jimmy Chin
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984859518

There and Back Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Academy Award–winning director of Free Solo and National Geographic photographer presents the first collection of his iconic adventure photography, featuring some of the greatest moments of the most accomplished climbers and outdoor athletes in the world, and including more than 200 extraordinary photographs. “An extraordinary work of art.”—Jon Krakauer Filmmaker, photographer, and world-class mountaineer Jimmy Chin goes where few can follow to capture stunning images in death-defying situations. There and Back draws from his breathtaking portfolio of photographs, captured over twenty years during cutting-edge expeditions on all seven continents—from skiing Mount Everest, to an unsupported traverse of Tibet's Chang Tang Plateau on foot, to first ascents in Chad’s Ennedi Desert and Antarctica’s Queen Maud Land. Along the way, Chin shares behind-the-scenes details about how he captured such astounding images in impossible conditions, and tells the stories of the legendary adventurers and remarkable athletes he has photographed, including Alex Honnold, the star of his Academy Award–winning documentary film Free Solo; ski mountaineer Kit DesLauriers; snowboarder Travis Rice; and mountaineers Conrad Anker and Yvon Chouinard. These larger-than-life images, coupled with stories of outsized drive and passion, of impossible goals with life or death stakes, of partnerships forged through incredible hardship, are sure to inspire wonder and awe.

Chin Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Larry McShane
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806539164

Chin Excerpt :

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.

The Freedom Swimmers  A Suk Hing Story Book

The Freedom Swimmers A Suk Hing Story

  • Author : Tony Chin
  • Publisher : Tony Chin
  • Release Date : 2021-06-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

The Freedom Swimmers A Suk Hing Story Excerpt :

When a young girl's life is torn apart by the terror and fear of a new communist government, she has to learn to survive within its harsh confines. As she grows, so does her understanding and her hatred of the political situation, and she becomes determined to escape its confines, but the only method also risks many ways to die. Can Suk Hing survive the arduous journey that is fraught with danger, or will she be captured and have to suffer the consequences of being branded a traitor? This is a novelization of a true story of one young women's struggle, an epic journey made by many who should never be forgotten. This is the story of the Freedom Swimmers.

Though I Get Home Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Though I Get Home

  • Author : YZ Chin
  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936932177

Though I Get Home Excerpt :

“A welcome read in American contemporary literature. Though I Get Home is an intimate and complex look into Malaysian culture and politics, and a reminder of the importance of art in the struggle for social justice.” —Ana Castillo, author of So Far from God and prize judge In these stories, characters navigate fate via deft sleights of hand: A grandfather gambles on the monsoon rains; a consort finds herself a new assignment; a religious man struggles to keep his demons at bay. Central to the book is Isabella Sin, a small-town girl—and frustrated writer—transformed into a prisoner of conscience in Malaysia’s most notorious detention camp. Winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, YZ Chin’s debut reexamines the relationship between the global and the intimate. Against a backdrop of globalization, individuals buck at what seems inevitable—seeking to stake out space for the inner motivations that shift, but still persist, in the face of changing and challenging circumstances. YZ Chin was born and raised in Taiping, Malaysia. She now lives in New York, working as a software engineer by day and a writer by night.

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry  The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Book

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

  • Author : Paula Yoo
  • Publisher : WW Norton
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324002888

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Excerpt :

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.

Edge Case Book

Edge Case

  • Author : YZ Chin
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063030701

Edge Case Excerpt :

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

On the Chin Book

On the Chin

  • Author : Alex McClintock
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925774672

On the Chin Excerpt :

The sporting memoir of an unlikely pugilist's attempt to take on Australia’s amateur boxing circuit.

Busting Out of Lockdown Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Busting Out of Lockdown

  • Author : Dr Elaine Chin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 1989555470

Busting Out of Lockdown Excerpt :

We've all been shut-ins for more than a year, eating and drinking too much, exercising too little, gaining weight, sleeping poorly, missing our friends and family, and struggling to stay sane in the face of worldwide calamity. It's time to shout "enough!" and prepare for our impending liberation! In this brilliant and timely guide to regaining control of your disrupted life, medical doctor and health coach Dr. Elaine Chin relies on the latest science and a wealth of clinical experience to help you assess and repair the lockdown's damage, detox and de-stress your body and your mind, and prepare to launch yourself into the post-pandemic world at your very best. Practical, reliable, and packed with proven tips for improving personal wellness, Busting Out of Lockdown is the guide we all need for healing and achieving optimal health in this critical moment.

Surveillance State Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Surveillance State

  • Author : Josh Chin
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2022-09-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 215
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250249302

Surveillance State Excerpt :

Where is the line between digital utopia and digital police state? Surveillance State tells the gripping, startling, and detailed story of how China’s Communist Party is building a new kind of political control: shaping the will of the people through the sophisticated—and often brutal—harnessing of data. It is a story born in Silicon Valley and America’s “War on Terror,” and now playing out in alarming ways on China’s remote Central Asian frontier. As a minority separatist movement strains against Party control, China’s leaders have built a dystopian police state that keeps millions under the constant gaze of security forces armed with AI. But across the country in the city of Hangzhou, the government is weaving a digital utopia, where technology helps optimize everything from traffic patterns to food safety to emergency response. Award-winning journalists Josh Chin and Liza Lin take readers on a journey through the new world China is building within its borders, and beyond. Telling harrowing stories of the people and families affected by the Party’s ambitions, Surveillance State reveals a future that is already underway—a new society engineered around the power of digital surveillance.

Japanese Chin Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Japanese Chin

  • Author : Juliette Cunliffe
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-03-13
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593789886

Japanese Chin Excerpt :

From the Land of the Rising Sun comes the delightful and affectionate toy dog known as the Japanese Chin, revered for centuries as a palace treasure and today counted among the world's most beloved companion dogs. This Comprehensive Owner's Guide, written by Juliette Cunliffe, provides an entertaining portrait of the Chin's origins and history, including Commodore Perry's famous door-opening visit to Japan, the breed's rise to the favor of England's Queen Alexandra, and the Chin's introduction to the United States. In the chapter on the breed's characteristics, the author reveals her insight into this "happy little character with a down-to-earth, yet bumptious, personality." Potential owners are made aware that, despite his small size, the Chin has a larger-than-life approach to the world, and that as a home companion, the Chin demands affection and little else, being a naturally clean pet, often compared to a cat in cleanliness, sophistication, and self-awareness. In the home of a loving owner, the Chin will thrive and become a superb addition to the family, even one with children and cat or two!New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kenn

White Chin Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

White Chin

  • Author : Marilyn Edwards
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Cats
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 1846471052

White Chin Excerpt :

'White Chin' is the story of a cat, abandoned by its owners and forced to live in the wild. He must learn to hunt, defend himself in the wild and avoid predators.

The Tibetan Iconography of Buddhas  Bodhisattvas  and Other Deities Book

The Tibetan Iconography of Buddhas Bodhisattvas and Other Deities

  • Author : Lokesh Chandra
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Bodhisattvas
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030153281

The Tibetan Iconography of Buddhas Bodhisattvas and Other Deities Excerpt :

The Book Studies The 360 Icons Of The Chu Fo P U-Sa Sheng Hsiang Tsan Pantheon Referring To A Rare Set Of Woodcuts Distinct Among Buddhist Pantheons. It Analyses The Unique Features Of This Pantheon, Pointing Out The Significance Of Each Figure In The Mythological/Theological Framework And Minutely Describing The Iconography Of The Images.

A Wretch Like Me Memoir Book

A Wretch Like Me Memoir

  • Author : Tina Chin
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 1978015798

A Wretch Like Me Memoir Excerpt :

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.

Indo Burma Frontier and the Making of the Chin Hills Book

Indo Burma Frontier and the Making of the Chin Hills

  • Author : Pum Khan Pau
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000507454

Indo Burma Frontier and the Making of the Chin Hills Excerpt :

This book examines the British colonial expansion in the so-called unadministered hill tracts of the Indo-Burma frontier and the change of colonial policy from non-intervention to intervention. The book begins with the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824–26), which resulted in the British annexation of the North-Eastern Frontier of Bengal and the extension of its sway over the Arakan and Manipur frontiers, and closes with the separation of Burma from India in 1937. The volume documents the resistance of the indigenous hill peoples to colonial penetration; administrative policies such as disarmament; subjugation of the local chiefs under a colonial legal framework and its impact; standardisation of ‘Chin’ as an ethnic category for the fragmented tribes and sub-tribes; and the creation and consolidation of the Chin Hills District as a political entity to provide an extensive account of British relations with the indigenous Chin/Zo community from 1824 to 1935. By situating these within the larger context of British imperial policy, the book makes a critical analysis of the British approach towards the Indo-Burma frontier. With its coverage of key archival sources and literature, this book will interest scholars and researchers in modern Indian history, military history, colonial history, British history, South Asian history and Southeast Asian history.