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Water Equals You
Water Equals You
by Sandra Verley Rating: 5.0

People around the world are concerned about water. Water Equals You will not only connect the dots between what has transpired and what we believe is water, but the author will also introduce you to the next era of drinking water. She shows you how people around the globe are coping with pollution and its results. She shares with her readers what to look for in this new era of ionized water technologies. You will learn that ionized technologies have long surpassed all others world-wide. She warns the public, commercial entities and Health Boards of the dangers lurking in this new industry with some less credible copycats in the era of water ionization and pollution.

Hydration is key to health. Who would have thought that something so simple as water would become such an amazing revolution and be the actual key to most people's good health?

Sandi Verley opens the eyes of her readers to the importance pH plays in regards to the human body as she highlights the myths created pertaining to water. She shares with you the relevance of living water in your body and most importantly, your bodies’ inability to effectively communicate without it. Water Equals You has been written based on life after massive pollution vs. education written before pollution, and based on the new era of ionized water. She will show you and those you love what to look for in ionized technologies.

www.waterequalsyou.com

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The Book of Acts (A Verse by Verse Commentary)
The Book of Acts (A Verse by Verse Commentary)
by Mark Stevens Rating: 0.0

The Book of Acts was penned by Luke, the physician. Many people
call Acts the Acts of the Apostles, but really, if you are wanting to
add to the name Acts, perhaps, a better name would be the Acts of the
early church. Really, very little is written about the apostles in
Acts.

In Colossians 4:14 Luke is called, the beloved Physician. In
verse 24, Paul speaks of Luke as a fellow laborer. In Second Timothy
4:11 Paul says, that only Luke is with him. My own personal belief is
that Luke and Paul were very good friends and, perhaps, Luke being a
physician was of some assistance to Paul with his (thorn in his side)
illness. Paul had prayed three times for God to heal him, and the Lord
had said no.

The Book of Luke (penned by Luke) and the Book of Act (penned by
Luke) were both addressed to Theophilus. The word Theophilus means
friend of God. If there was a real Theophilus, he was probably a
person high in government. I personally believe that for fear of the
letter being intercepted and getting in the wrong hands, Luke wrote
this to a friend of God (unnamed). At the time this was written, many
Christians were being killed for their belief. Perhaps, Luke was
trying to protect whoever this was.

There are many who feel that Acts is one of the most important
Books in the Bible, because it shows the struggles of the early
Christians, and how many of the practices of the church were
established.

In Acts, we see the departure and promise of the return of our
Lord Jesus Christ. We, also, see teachings on the power to minister
or witness that the Spirit gives to the believers. We will see home
missions and foreign missions dealt with, as well. A great deal of
Acts deals with Paul's journeys.

We see in the Book of Acts how the gospel of Jesus Christ is
spread not only to the Hebrews, but to the entire world through the
empowering of the Holy Spirit of God. One thing peculiar to Acts is
that, Luke reassures in this letter that Christians are not trying to
overthrow the Roman government.

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PRINCIPLES OF SELF-PUBLISHING 3rd Edition
PRINCIPLES OF SELF-PUBLISHING 3rd Edition
by Theresa M. Moore Rating: 0.0

How to Publish and Market A Book or Ebook On a Shoestring Budget, 3rd Edition by Theresa M. Moore. A primer on the history of books and printing, and the basics of preparing a manuscript for publication; including the philosophy and discipline of publishing, marketing and selling, bookkeeping and other developments in digital publishing. Based on the author's years of experience in the print advertising and publishing field, accounting, bookkeeping and tax expertise. The methods in this book can be applied to the development of any product.

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Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South
Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South
by John Jung Rating: 0.0

This memoir conveys the experiences of our family, the only Chinese people living in Macon, Georgia between 1928 and 1956. It describes our family's isolated existence running a laundry, enduring loneliness as well as racial prejudice for over 20 years, why and how we moved across the continent to live in the San Francisco Chinese community, and how each family member adjusted to the challenges and opportunities of their new lives.

READER PRAISE

Your book is a joy to read. It has a beautiful flow to it and an enriching quality that is easier to feel than it is to describe. Couched in humor, it deals with the painful and serious matter of day-to-day struggles of existence of a couple who came here with hardly anything more than faith in their hearts and steel in their spines.
Krishan Saxena, Kensington, California

Your book is the one that I had promised myself that I would write one day, but you went ahead and wrote it. You did a wonderful job!
Henry Tom, Frederick, Maryland

Thank you for telling your story in such an engaging manner. While your story is personal it is also universal because of its working class foundation laced with layers of Chinese ethnicity, family structure and dynamics, and the specificity of the South.
Flo Oy Wong, Artist, Sunnyvale, California

Enjoyed very much reading your family history revealing a unique experience yet sharing many of the same problems of families in Chinese laundries. Yours is one of the few written accounts of the many family-run laundries in the U. S. Thank you for the careful documentation of this history, which would be otherwise forgotten.
Tunney Lee, Boston, Massachusetts

"Southern Fried Rice" is a well-written and factually documented memoir that gave me insight into the lives of Chinese in the South, especially those living where there were no other Chinese, as you did in Macon. Your move to San Francisco must have been as much of a cultural shock for you as it was for me, an African American moving to the Bay Area from Memphis.
Leatha Ruppert, Cotati, California

"Riveting - couldn't put the book down until it was finished - it mirrored many of my own childhood experiences growing up in New Zealand in the 50s. The Chinese immigrant experience must have been the same the world over."
Helen Wong, Auckland, New Zealand

I appreciated this book, because it has given me a deeper perspective in what it means to be a second generation Chinese American of emigrant parents who operated a Chinese laundry. I understand that all minorities that emigrated to the United States in search of a better life had their struggles with survival and discrimination, this book makes me not only value and respect my parents, but also other immigrant parents who desired their children to be prosperous.
Lou Lan W. Argueta, Carson, Ca.

"I read this book in a week, which is fast for me. I was fascinated in this story of Chinese Americans in the deep south in contrast to my own experiences living in Seattle. There are a lot of similarities but certainly different. This book is scholarly with many sources cited." Tony Chinn

SCHOLAR PRAISE

"Southern Fried Rice tells the overlooked history of Chinese Americans in the Deep South through the author's account of his family's experiences in Georgia running a laundry from the late 1920s through the 1950s. This inside view of an immigrant family who struggled to make a living and to maintain connections with their Chinese heritage and homeland highlights the mutability and complexity of Chinese American identity and the frequently forgotten ethnic and racial diversity of the South."

Krystyn Moon, Assistant Professor of History, Mary Washington University,
Author, Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s.

"A humane and personal reflection on life as a young Chinese American growing up in Macon, Georgia, when Jim Crow segregation still ruled. This memoir has an incisive clarity that shines extra light on the mundane oddities and inhuman logic of everyday life in the South before the Civil Rights era. It provides a sense of what it was to be like to grow up an outsider in a rigid racial system that could not find a place for those who contradicted its premises and offers us a rare glimpse at the fairly common experience of those who found themselves in the impossible spaces of the American racial order, a world that is both thankfully distant and yet hauntingly familiar still."

Henry Yu, Associate Professor of History, UCLA and University of British Columbia, Author, Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America

"Southern Fried Rice demonstrates the fluidity of regional and national identity and is both a construction and deconstruction of "Chinese-ness."...These stories offer much toward confirming and complicating popular notions of what it means to be "American" just as it traces the slippery identity shifts of what it means to be "Chinese" ... a valuable mirror that will help move the history of those who are neither Black nor White towards a more deserving central role in the national and international human story."

Stephanie Y. Evans, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women's Studies, University of Florida Author, "Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History"

"John Jung provides an insightful account of himself and his family in the context of Chinese immigrants who lived in the American South during the 1940s and 1950s. The unique experiences and struggles of his family members serve both to confirm some principles from social science research on Chinese in America as well as to remind us of the importance of individual differences, yielding meaningfulness and substance to issues of culture, race relations, immigration, and identity development. This engaging, candid, and often humorous and heartwarming book is an important contribution not only to the fields of psychology, sociology, and history but also to literature. Social scientists and students alike will find the book immensely fascinating and satisfying."

Stanley Sue. Distinguished Professor, Psychology and Asian American Studies, University of California, Davis Editor, "Asian American Mental Health: Assessment Theories Methods"

"..rich with historical detail...engaging memoir ...insightful observation"

Barbara Kim, Prof., Asian American Studies Calif. St. Univ., Long Beach

"..fascinating and insightful account of Chinese-American family life...charming and information..."

Paul Rosenblatt, Prof.,Family Social Sciences, University of Minnesota

"..woven with genuine scholarship...masterful bit of storytelling..."

Ronald Gallimore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA

"...a unique view of ethnic identity.. fascinating insights...what it means to be Chinese when there is no Chinese community... and the way subsequent experiences in__and out__ of a Chinese community futher shape this process."

Jean Phinney, Cal State Univ, Los Angeles, Author, Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure

"A charming and engrossing self-ethnography. More importantly, John Jung's book enhances the archive on Asians in the South as well as our understanding of how Jim Crow situated the Chinese between `white' and `colored.'"
Leslie Bow, English and Asian American Studies (Director) University of Wisconsin Author "Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women's Literature"

"In Southern Fried Rice, John Jung offers an intriguing and unique perspective on American immigration. Based on his experience as a child in the only Chinese family in Macon, Georgia in the mid-20th century, Jung's story is a fascinating account of the negotiation of personal and ethnic identity in a foreign environment. His narrative highlights many of the features of the larger society, including both government policy and situational practice, that shape the lives of immigrants, both then and now."

Kay Deaux, Distinguished Professor, Psychology, City University of New York Graduate Center, Author, "To Be An Immigrant"

John Jung's delightful book opens a window providing a glimpse into the lives of one family born to Chinese immigrants in a small town in the South in the 1930s and 1940s. Being the only Chinese in town in a segregated society, their lives were certainly not mint julep and magnolias...The author sees his upbringing and that of his siblings, as the challenging task of accommodating two wolds and, being more Chinese than not.
Sylvia Sun Minnick, Author, Samfow, The San Joaquin Chinese Experience

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Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton: Lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers
Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton: Lives of Mississippi Delta Chinese Grocers
by John Jung Rating: 0.0

The story of how a few Chinese immigrants found their way to the Mississippi River Delta in the late 1870s and earned their living with small family operated grocery stores in neighborhoods where mostly black cotton plantation workers lived. What was their status in the segregated black and white world of that time and place? How did this small group preserve their culture and ethnic identity? "Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton"is a social history of the lives of these pioneering families and the unique and valuable role they played in their communities for over a century.

READER PRAISE

"...your book presents the most definitive and accurate account of the Chinese in the Ms Delta--what it was like to be Chinese and growing up in the segregated South during that time. Thanks for all your time and effort in researching and telling the story of the Ms Chinese Grocers in the Land of Cotton." Peter Joe

"Thank you for writing this book especially so that current and future young people with roots in the South will know about their roots..."

"What a juicy read! The hard work, the social isolation, the networking, the solutions of problems such as education in a segregated society which never had them in mind - it's mind-boggling! And the similarities... More >es and differences in the Chinese relationships with whites as opposed to blacks - fascinating! Your books are a significant contribution to the social history of this nation." Nan McGehee

"Wow! Impressive! I think it takes an outsider to truly appreciate it. We're too close to it to really appreciate what a great social history it is."

"I felt like I was right among the people you interviewed. It is the best book written about the Chinese in the Mississippi Delta."

"Thanks for all you have done for Chinese Americans. I know that if my father were still alive, he would be devouring all your books and research."

"A very good read. As a granddaughter of store owners, this book was a fascinating look at what life was like for my grandparents and mother. Indirectly, I learned a lot about my family. I felt that I knew very little about my mother's childhood, but now I have a rich context with which to insert the stories I have heard."
C. Archarya

SCHOLAR PRAISE

Jung deftly demonstrates how these sojourners from the Guangdong province found their niche in a unique and challengingly complex social setting, rigidly stratified by race. They not only `survived,' but overcame racism to prosper and eventually become valued members of their communities. After a thorough historical background that provides a framework needed to fully portray their difficult circumstances, the author examines both the sociological and psychological aspects of daily life for Chinese American grocery store families. As a Chinese American who grew up in the Deep South himself, John Jung has a degree of empathy that imbues Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton with an insight both in depth and breadth that is totally requisite for a study of this nature.

Mel Brown, Chinese Heart of Texas, The San Antonio Community, 1875-1975;

In Chopsticks in The Land of Cotton, John Jung has done it again! Plunging into the history of Chinese grocers in the Mississippi-Yazoo Delta, he traces their migration history, work, families, and social lives. His work is anchored in a creative mix of oral history, community historical documents and public records, and includes a generous fill of photos. As a study of the complexities of triangular race relations in the Jim Crow South, his work rivals James Loewen's classic study, The Mississippi Chinese.

Greg Robinson, By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans (Harvard University Press, 2001); Mine Okubo: Following Her Own Road (University of Washington Press, 2008)

"Chopsticks" tells the story of yet one more example of Chinese tenacity in which John Jung traces the paths of pioneer Chinese immigrants in Mississippi as they moved from laborers to become successful grocery store merchants for decades with family members and relatives serving as the backbone. "Chopsticks" pays tribute to the resilience and "can-do" attitude of these enterprising entrepreneurs.

Sylvia Sun Minnick, Sam Fow,The San Joaquin Chinese Legacy

Chopsticks in the Land of Cotton explores aspects of Chinese settlement in the Mississippi Delta that earlier writings on the subject do not address in detail. Jung analyzes why grocery stores emerged as virtually the only occupation for Chinese in that area instead of farming and hand laundries. He examines the extensive kinship networking that brought male relatives and later whole families to this unlikely region for Chinese settlement. Jung's impressive book can be enjoyed by ordinary readers for its captivating stories and by scholars for its thorough research and analysis of sources.

Daniel Bronstein, The Formation and Development of Chinese Communities in Atlanta, Augusta, And Savannah, Georgia: From Sojourners To Settlers, 1880-1965

John Jung provides meticulous detail on a subject worth much greater examination: the Chinese grocery stores of the South. These grocery stores were the center of Chinese American family and commercial life in the South, including Texas and the Southwest, for at least half of the twentieth century. Jung illuminates every aspect of these grocery stores, which were as important to black neighborhoods as they were to the Chinese American families who ran them. Especially of interest is Jung's exploration of the relationships between Chinese Americans and African Americans, a topic distorted by the iconic images of more recent inter-ethnic conflicts. Chopsticks is a valuable contribution to Asian American history.

Irwin Tang, Co-Author and Editor Asian Texans: Our Histories and Our Lives

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