Closing the Gate

Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act
Author: Andrew Gyory
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807847398
Category: Social Science
Page: 354
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Gives the context of the law

Strangers at the Gate

Social Disorder in South China, 1839-1861
Author: Frederic E. Wakeman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520212398
Category: History
Page: 276
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First published in 1966, and now available once more, this pioneering work examines the relationship between the Chinese civil and military authorities and the British trading community in Guangdong province on the eve of the Taiping Rebellion--one of the most calamitous events in Chinese history. The book explores the various factors that led to the progression of rebellion and the inevitability of revolution.

The Gate of Days


Author: Guillaume Prevost
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0439883806
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 249
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While seeking the seven magical coins that will allow him to reach his father, who is trapped in the castle of Vlad Tepes, Sam Faulkner travels to such places as ancient Delphi, a Stone Age cave, and 1930s Chicago.

Crashing the Gate

Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics
Author: Jerome Armstrong
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580239
Category: Computers
Page: 196
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Two political bloggers offer their views on the current political landscape in America and provide an insightful look into the new progressive movement, aided by advances in technology, that is changing the face of politics.

Guardians of the Gate

Angelic Vice-regency in the Late Antiquity
Author: Nathaniel Deutsch
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004109094
Category: Religion
Page: 182
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An exploration of the phenomenon of angelic vice regency in Late Antiquity. It comparatively examines figures from Judaism, Mandaeism, and Gnosticism, shedding new light, in particular, on the Jewish angel Metatron and the Mandaean light-being Abathur.

The Gate City

A History of Omaha
Author: Lawrence Harold Larsen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803279674
Category: History
Page: 356
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"Lawrence Larsen and his wife Barbara Cottrell have written a marvelous urban biography. They have done what other historians often fail to do--relate local happenings to the larger regional and national picture. And Larsen and Cottrell have skillfully used sophisticated historical works and concepts, incorporating them in an understandable fashion. Throughout this book the authors write in a delightful manner; they make you want to visit Omaha!"--North Dakota History. "[The authors] organize their splendid urban biography around a limited number of events of national magnitude. The husband-wife team take as their story's major units the building of the transcontinental railroad, the penetration of the Great Plains by homesteaders, the establishment of the meat packing industry, and the creation of an elaborate national defense system. They fill in their story with intriguing descriptions of the push-and-pull factors that brought diverse ethnic groups to Omaha in the years since 1854--the years when town promoters first settled at the Missouri River ferry landing in the newly established Nebraska territory. Because their narrative is so well organized, their treatment of political, social, and cultural affairs is clear and cohesive, while their discussion of urban unrest, vice, and crime remains tightly linked to the general outlines of their lively portrait of Omaha's history."--Business History Review. Lawrence H. Larsen is a professor of history at the University of Missouri?Kansas City. He is the author of The Urban South: A History (1990), Federal Justice in Western Missouri: The Judges, the Cases, the Times (1994), and other books. Barbara J. Cottrell is a historian with the National Archives?Central Plains Region. Harl A. Dalstrom is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

The Chinese and Their Revolution
Author: Jonathan D. Spence
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101173726
Category: History
Page: 560
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“A milestone in Western studies of China.” (John K. Fairbank) In this masterful, highly original approach to modern Chinese history, Jonathan D. Spence shows us the Chinese revolution through the eyes of its most articulate participants—the writers, historians, philosophers, and insurrectionists who shaped and were shaped by the turbulent events of the twentieth century. By skillfully combining literary materials with more conventional sources of political and social history, Spence provides an unparalleled look at China and her people and offers valuable insight into the continuing conflict between the implacable power of the state and the strivings of China's artists, writers, and thinkers.

The Gate to Women's Country

A Novel
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780307573445
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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“Lively, thought-provoking . . . the plot is ingenious, packing a wallop of a surprise . . . Tepper knows how to write a well-made, on-moving story with strong characters. . . . She takes the mental risks that are the lifeblood of science fiction and all imaginative narrative.”—Ursula K. LeGuin, Los Angeles Times Since the flames died three hundred years ago, human civilization has evolved into a dual society: Women’s Country, where walled towns enclose what’s left of past civilization, nurtured by women and a few nonviolent men; and the adjacent garrisons where warrior men live—the lost brothers, sons, and lovers of those in Women’s Country. Two societies. Two competing dreams. Two ways of life, kept apart by walls stronger than stone. And yet there is a gate between them. . . . “Tepper not only keeps us reading . . . she provokes a new look at the old issues.”—The Washington Post “Tepper’s cast of both ordinary and extraordinary people play out a powerful drama whose significance goes beyond sex to deal with the toughest problem of all, the challenge of surmounting humanity’s most dangerous flaws so we can survive—despite ourselves.”—Locus

The Gate


Author: A.L. Lester
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 1634865669
Category: Fiction
Page: 30
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It's 1918, and Matty returns home to the family farm from the trenches only to find his brother Arthur dying of an unknown illness. The local doctor thinks it might be cancer, but Matty becomes convinced it's connected to the mysterious books his brother has left strewn around the house. Matty confides his suspicions in his friend Rob, a hired hand on the farm and potential lover. Rob has found something that looks like a gate of some kind, something Arthur referenced in his papers which may rest at the heart of his illness. But a gate to where? This short story introduces the world and characters in A.L. Lester's novel, Lost in Time.

Passages Beyond the Gate

A Jungian Approach to Understanding American Psychology
Author: George-Harold Jennings
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 076185164X
Category: Psychology
Page: 58
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This book examines American psychology's development from a Jungian perspective, and argues that the discipline is at a point where a deeper and broader exploration of spirituality is essential in order to realize the goal of creating a complete psychology of human beings.

The Gate


Author: Natsume Soseki
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176006
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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An NYRB Calssics Original A humble clerk and his loving wife scrape out a quiet existence on the margins of Tokyo. Resigned, following years of exile and misfortune, to the bitter consequences of having married without their families’ consent, and unable to have children of their own, Sōsuke and Oyone find the delicate equilibrium of their household upset by a new obligation to meet the educational expenses of Sōsuke’s brash younger brother. While an unlikely new friendship appears to offer a way out of this bind, it also soon threatens to dredge up a past that could once again force them to flee the capital. Desperate and torn, Sōsuke finally resolves to travel to a remote Zen mountain monastery to see if perhaps there, through meditation, he can find a way out of his predicament. This moving and deceptively simple story, a melancholy tale shot through with glimmers of joy, beauty, and gentle wit, is an understated masterpiece by one of Japan’s greatest writers. At the end of his life, Natsume Sōseki declared The Gate, originally published in 1910, to be his favorite among all his novels. This new translation captures the oblique grace of the original while correcting numerous errors and omissions that marred the first English version.

The Gate

A Collection of Poems
Author: Ansel Brown
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475961980
Category: Poetry
Page: 72
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The Gate opens to possibilities. This collection speaks to the nature of the human spirit. The ever-conquering valor that defines us. It presents a passage through to the prospects that await beyond our immediate state and reality of entrapment and confinement. It bears also, the bounties of free thinking attained when psychological walls and chains of inferiority and self-injuring mindsets are crumbled by the constant bombardment of belief. This book seeks to identify and dismantle the shackles binding us. It is an attempt simply to break free.

The Gate


Author: Francois Bizot
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428656
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 9781

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In 1971 a young French ethnologist named Francois Bizot was taken prisoner by forces of the Khmer Rouge who kept him chained in a jungle camp for months before releasing him. Four years later Bizot became the intermediary between the now victorious Khmer Rouge and the occupants of the besieged French embassy in Phnom Penh, eventually leading a desperate convoy of foreigners to safety across the Thai border. Out of those ordeals comes this transfixing book. At its center lies the relationship between Bizot and his principal captor, a man named Douch, who is today known as the most notorious of the Khmer Rouge’s torturers but who, for a while, was Bizot’s protector and friend. Written with the immediacy of a great novel, unsparing in its understanding of evil, The Gate manages to be at once wrenching and redemptive.

The Gate


Author: MATHEW JENKINSON
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467885606
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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After his house has been attacked by a terrifying monster, Matthew Graves learns that the world isn’t what it seems. He discovers that Gods and deamons exist, and that he is in terrible danger. He is taken by his mother to a safe haven from the deamons that chase him. But once there, he learns he has a destiny, given to him by a higher power. Higher even than the gods themselves. He and his new friends must travel to the rainforests of Brazil, where more secrets await them. And the adventures begin...

The Gate


Author: Jason Brant
Publisher: Jason Brant
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 274
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Bryan Armstrong and Kyle Detwiler, two college students on the cusp of graduation, are the lucky winners of a contest to become interns on the paranormal television show The Specter Slayers. Their excitement turns to jubilation when they discover that they'll be aiding in the investigation of The Danver Church, one of the most haunted places in America. Nestled in the remote mountains of Pennsylvania, the church is world renowned for the massacre that occurred there forty years earlier. Accompanied by best-selling horror author Katie Upshaw, they attempt to survive a dream job that quickly turns into a nightmare. The church, adorned with satanic symbols and imagery, is the home of things far worse than any of them could have imagined.

The Gate


Author: Stan I. S. Law
Publisher: INHOUSEPRESS
ISBN: 0978026705
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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An intimate novel of an eighty-year old women spending the last years of her life at the Institute of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The problems she must face are as different as they are unexpected from anything one can imagine in the 'outside' world, not the least of which is her husband's gradual deterioration under the unforgiving progression of Alzheimer's disease. As we follow the inevitable loss of her own faculties, we discover what unexpected compensations nature offers to those whom no one else can help. Surprisingly, the book is spiced with abundant humour....

Beyond the Gate

New and Selected Poems
Author: Stephen Stepanchev
Publisher: Orchises Press
ISBN: 9781932535075
Category: Poetry
Page: 90
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Opening the Gate

Short stories and poetry of Wes Rehberg
Author: Wes Rehberg
Publisher: Wes Rehberg
ISBN: 0615641202
Category:
Page: 90
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"Opening the Gate" is a collection of five short stories and five poems by author Wes Rehberg, some which include fictionalized biographical elements and as well draw from his experience as a print journalist and social justice activist. Titles of the short stories are "The Enduring," "The Fog," "Scooter," "Tina's Nicaragua Story," and "Jail Birds." Two of the poems have appeared in the literary journal, The Rusty Nail. "Alien Bones" and "Tick Tock."

The Gate of Lemnos


Author: Francis Jarman
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434449920
Category: Fiction
Page: 328
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The Gate of Lemnos is the entrance to a new world, one of the wonders of the universe, and Terra's only planetary colony containing alien life forms. Burk has been sent there with a mission to accomplish, and a sinister secret to expose. But there are those who are determined to stop him, both on and off the great spaceship, Starstretcher, and no one--NO ONE!--can be trusted. A science fiction suspense tale.