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Authors@Google: Willliam Poy Lee

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Uploaded on Jul 7, 2008

William Poy Lee visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "The Eighth Promise: An American Son's Tribute to His Toisanese Mother." This event took place on July 1, 2008, as part of the Authors@Google series.

The award winning memoir of local author William Poy Lee and his Toisanese mother, Poy Jen Lee, The Eighth Promise, sweeps through history, from the brutal 1930s Japanese invasion of the mother's childhood village to the 1960s San Francisco of the author's own coming-of-age: face-to-face with Jimi Hendrix and the counterculture at the Summer Solstice Festival, dodging tear gas bombs and police clubs protesting the Vietnam War, co-organizing the first Chinatown civil rights march along Grant Avenue, and finally, leading the charge for justice to correct his younger brother's wrongful conviction during the so-called Chinatown "Gang Wars" of the 1970s.

William Poy Lee worked in Silicon Valley when he began writing, including a stint with Frank Quattrone who then headed the investment banking group, Deutche Morgan Grenfell Technology Group. He is also an attorney, presenter, and contributor to California Magazine and AARP Media. For more information on his book, please visit: www.TheEighthPromise.com.

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