Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 

May 24, 2019

The U.S. Government Publishing Office invites you to celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month by showcasing the achievements and cultural traditions of Asian Americans.

In this blog post, the U.S. Government Bookstore will feature a few curated titles from our Asian resources collection. In this collection, you will find an assortment of publications about foreign policy and international relations.

Here are a few hand-selected titles for your consideration, education, and enjoyment:

Learn about elected Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, serving from 1900–2017 in this free ePub download. You will find biographical profiles as well as photos and key legislation of your elected Asian and Pacific Islander American officials.

The Mayaguez Crisis: Mission Command and Civil-Military Relations. This award-winning title was selected as a featured item for the Notable Government Documents 2018. The Library Journal wrote that the publication is “A fresh look into the 1975 Mayaguez Crisis, during which Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge seized the U.S. container ship, SS Mayaguez. It goes on to say that the author places the conflict into the wider global and historical context of trade, domestic presidential politics, and lingering legacies and frustrations surrounding the Vietnam War. The work includes more than 50 pages of endnotes, making it an excellent research document.”

Indonesia: A Country Study. In this text, you will learn about the geography of Indonesia, as well as the population and communities within its social class and civil society. This text also covers government, politics, employment, income, and the global economy of Indonesia. If you are considering a summer trip to Indonesia or wish to learn about peoples, and government, this publication is for you.

The Asia- Pacific Century: Challenges and Opportunities. This resource presents an expert panel of contributing authors to present their views of China’s growing influence in the region as its economic stability symbolizes a power of strength. The text, illustrated with charts and graphs, highlights Asia’s expansion into global trade while also increasing its military capabilities that may have an impact on future negotiations, especially in the area of nuclear arms and nonproliferation. You will gain some insights about Korean unification and strategic partnerships with India and Russia as a method to strengthen its energy interdependence. One of the recurring themes highlighted in this book is the U.S. Air Force’s evolving role to build positive relationships in efforts to increase diplomacy within the Asia-Pacific region as an alternative approach to meet a geopolitical strategy.

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About the author: This week’s blog contributor is Maureen Whelan, Senior Marketing Team Leader for GPO’s Publications and Information Sales program office in Washington, DC. Maureen oversees print and digital content dissemination strategy and manages third party free and paid content distribution through platforms and vendors, such as Apple iBookstore, Barnesandnoble.com, Google Play eBookstore, Ebscohost databases, Overdrive, ProQuest, and more.


New Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress eBook

August 16, 2018

Like similar volumes such as “Women in Congress” and “Hispanic Americans in Congress”, “Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress 1900-2017” continues the successful historical analysis on minority groups in the legislative branch of the Federal government.  As stated in the title, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have been members of Congress dating back to the 1900s. This diversity has had a positive effect on the lawmaking system in the United States.

It took many years for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to gain any real power in Congress, and World War II was a turning point for many people.  The U.S. held hundreds of Japanese in internment camps following the attack on Pearl Harbor, and resentment between the two sides festered as the war raged on.  This had consequences for Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Philippines and Guam, who originally were protected by the U.S., but eventually experienced the negative effects of the war.  Still, some saw this as a chance to prove they belonged in the United States just as much as anyone.  One of the biggest achievements for Asian and Pacific Islanders was Hawaii, which became an official U.S. State in 1959.

There are many notable Asian and Pacific Islander Americans mentioned throughout this book; Patsy Takemoto Mink, who became the first woman of color elected to Congress in 1964, and Dalip Saund the first Asian and Pacific Islander American elected to Congress with full voting rights in 1956.  The book gives a comprehensive overview on the history of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress that have helped shape the country over the last century.  This is especially important because this is one of the strong points in the U.S. legislative system, because American citizens value that their voices are being heard.  Promoting people of all backgrounds to be a part of the law making process allows the people to feel represented.

Overall this book is extremely informative, and it was enjoyable to learn all about how Asian and Pacific Islander Americans have become such key players in the U.S. Congress.

The GPO Online Bookstore – Easy Access to Federal Publications

HOW DO I OBTAIN THIS RESOURCE?

Shop Online Anytime: You can buy eBooks or print publications —with FREE Standard Shipping worldwide— from the U.S. Government Online Bookstore at https://bookstore.gpo.gov.

Shop our Retail Store: Buy a copy of any print editions from this collection at GPO’s retail bookstore at 710 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20401, open Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Federal holidays, Call (202) 512-0132 for information or to arrange in-store pick-up.

Order by Phone: Call our Customer Contact Center Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (except US Federal holidays). From US and Canada, call toll-free 1.866.512.1800. DC or International customers call +1.202.512.1800.

Visit a Federal depository library: Search for U.S. Government publications in a nearby Federal depository library. You can find the records for most titles in GPO’s Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.

Find more than a million official Federal Government publications from all three branches at www.govinfo.gov.

About the author: Blogger contributor Nicholas LaPorte is an intern in GPO’s Publication and Information Sales office.


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