The Drifters

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The Drifters by Bill Millar Summary

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The Drifters by Hyun Kyung-jun Summary

The plotline of Hyun Kyung-jun’s “The Drifters” (1940) portrays a state-regulated Manchurian village where opium addicts and smugglers are “rehabilitated” under the watchful guidance of the village training center. One of the occupants of the village is Myeong-u, an artist who became a drug addict from the pain of losing his lover. The director of the training center tries to lead Myeong-u onto the path of redemption with the belief that a piece of his conscience still remains intact. In addition to receiving care from the director, Myeong-u comes to slowly regain his humanity by falling in love with Sunnyeo, an innocent young woman who also resides in the village. Despite its melodramatic storyline, the fictional work can be traced back to the travel writing that the author published in 1939 after visiting a training center called Daeisugu in Manchuria, and the preface of “The Drifters” identifies it as a work in the genre of reportage literature with its emphasis upon providing journalistic depictions of actually observed events.

Children of the Drifters

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Children of the Drifters by Xinpeng Wang Summary

Beginning at the end of the 1980s, after the reform in China, there was a boom of working class. The first generation of workers was called "first generation migrants." Most of their children, the "second generation workers" in this novel, are teenagers about 16 or 17 years old who are graduating high school. They must deal with work, love, and marriage, even though they are still in their teens. Due to the restriction of household registration, most of these teenage second generation workers have no choice but to leave the city they grew up and go back to their hometowns. Although they grew up in the city, they don't have their household registration to remain in the city. If they do manage to find white-collar jobs, they are still called "second generation migrants." This story tells about these second generation Children of the Drifters, and is filled with details about their lives, loves, and worries.

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The Drifters by Benny King Summary

The Drifters are a doo-wop and R&B/soul vocal group from New York City, U.S. They were originally formed during 1953 as a backing group for Clyde McPhatter, formerly the lead tenor of Billy Ward and his Dominoes. Rolling Stone magazine stated that the Drifters were the least stable of the great vocal groups, as they were low-paid musicians hired by George Treadwell, who owned the Drifters' name from 1955, after McPhatter left. There have been 60 vocalists in the history of the Treadwell Drifters line, including several splinter groups by former Drifters members not under George's management. These groups were usually identified with a possessive credit, including 'Bill Pinkney's Original Drifters' & 'Charlie Thomas' Drifters'.

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The Drifters by James A. Michener Summary

Eight wanderers, spanning three generations, find themselves thrown together in the Spanish resort town of Torremolinos.

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The Drifters by Tonya Holmes Shook Summary

Harriett Holmes was 15 and pregnant when she boarded in 1837 a Kentucky shanty boat, her home for the next decade. Life was difficult for her and her Melungeon family, a mixed race with little status and low self-esteem. Will she and her family find solace, redemption and grace through God? This book explores that and other themes in a compelling story about a forgotten ethnic group in American history.

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Doo Wop

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Doo Wop by Cousin Bruce Morrow,Rich Maloof,Neil Sedaka,T. J. Lubinsky Summary

Profiles the culture, politics, and pioneering musical performers of the era, including such bands as The Drifters.

HF Radar Measurements of Circulation in the Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca Near Protection Island (July, 1979)

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HF Radar Measurements of Circulation in the Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca Near Protection Island (July, 1979) by Shelby Frisch Summary

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From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow

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From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow by Arthur Marder Summary

The five volumes that constitute Arthur Marder's From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow represented arguably the finest contribution to the literature of naval history since Alfred Mahan. A J P Taylor wrote that 'his naval history has a unique fascination. To

Bruno Mars

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Drifters by Kohta Hirano Summary

Allied with the elves, samurai warrior Shimazu Toyohisa makes a bold plan to form an alliance between the elves and their generational enemies--the dwarves.

A Song For You

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A Song For You by Kathy West Summary

Find out the truth about the sad demise of a popular mid-60s New York area garage-band once called "the greatest group on the east-coast". Learn how the ripe dreams of a coveted band died with its gifted guitarist leaving behind in L. A. an entangled web of intimate relationships among later legends. This story is told by eyes inside a circle of conflicted young singer-songwriters and musicians revealing what came before the fame of prominent music industry icons in the early 70’s. Journey back through the formative years of closeness, then despair and disconnection for the guitarist’s long-time girlfriend. It’s a heartwarming story of a first-love sadly lost to tragedy. Many look back on their years and wonder... what if? * * * Everyone remembers their first love... the one they always really wanted to have share in their dreams and plans for the life they hoped to lead and who they would become as they actualized their ambitions. The tragic 1969 death of the uniquely talented lead guitarist of the popular group The Myddle Class as a young co-ed remains a curiosity of a huge fan following of the band. This girlfriend knows first hand how and why it happened... and she is sharing.

The Battle of the Otranto Straits

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Called by some a "Mediterranean Jutland," the Battle of the Otranto Straits involved warships from Austria, Germany, Italy, Britain, and France. Although fought by light units with no dreadnoughts involved, Otranto was a battle in three dimensions -- engaging surface vessels, aircraft, and subsurface weapons (both submarines and mines). An attempt to halt the movement of submarines into the Adriatic using British drifters armed with nets and mines led to a raid by Austrian light cruisers. The Austrians inflicted heavy damage on the drifters, but Allied naval forces based at Brindisi cut off their withdrawal. The daylight hours saw a running battle, with the Austrians at considerable risk. Heavier Austrian units put out from Cattaro in support, and at the climactic moment the Allied light forces had to turn away, permitting the Austrians to escape. In the end, the Austrians had inflicted more damage than they suffered themselves. The Otranto action shows the difficulties of waging coalition warfare in which diplomatic and national jealousies override military efficiency.

Data Analysis Methods in Physical Oceanography

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Data Analysis Methods in Physical Oceanography by William J. Emery,Richard E. Thomson Summary

This is a practical reference guide to established and modern data analysis techniques in earth and ocean sciences. This second and revised edition has an additional appendix on Convolution and Fourier transforms. Intended for both students and established scientists, the five major chapters of the book cover data acquisition and recording, data processing and presentation, statistical methods and error handling, analysis of spatial data fields, and time series analysis methods. Chapter 5, on time series analysis, spans a wide diversity of topics - from stochastic processes and stationarity, coherence functions, Fourier analysis, tidal harmonic analysis, spectral and cross-spectral analysis, wavelet and other related methods for processing nonstationary data series, digital filters, and fractals. The seven appendices include unit conversions, approximation methods and nondimensional numbers used in geophysical fluid dynamics, presentations on convolution, statistical terminology, and distribution functions, and a number of important statistical tables.

Sean and Amanda

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Sean and Amanda by Joseph P Hradisky Jr Summary

This is a series of books on love, relationships, and the idea that you don't always have to chase after what you want in life. There are times when it finds you. There are three sets of people in life. First are the white caps. People who are always on the move. Always doing something. Next are the backwaters. People who have no intention of going anywhere or doing anything. The third are the drifters. These are people who know what they want, where they are going, and what they need to do to get there. But it is all done in its own time. Like a piece of wood lazily floating down a stream. May you all drift your way to success.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin Summary

This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.