Life of George Bent

Written from His Letters

Author: George E. Hyde

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806148799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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George Bent, the son of William Bent, one of the founders of Bent's Fort on the Arkansas near present La Junta, Colorado, and Owl Woman, a Cheyenne, began exchanging letters in 1905 with George E. Hyde of Omaha concerning life at the fort, his experiences with his Cheyenne kinsmen, and the events which finally led to the military suppression of the Indians on the southern Great Plains. This correspondence, which continued to the eve of Bent's death in 1918, is the source of the narrative here published, the narrator being Bent himself. Almost ninety years have elapsed since the day in 1930 when Mr. Hyde found it impossible to market the finished manuscript of the Bent life down to 1866. (The Depression had set in some months before.) He accordingly sold that portion of the manuscript to the Denver Public Library, retaining his working copy, which carries down to 1875. The account therefore embraces the most stirring period, not only of Bent's own life, but of life on the Plains and into the Rockies. It has never before been published. It is not often that an eyewitness of great events in the West tells his own story. But Bent's narrative, aside from the extent of its chronology (1826 to 1875), has very special significance as an inside view of Cheyenne life and action after the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864, which cost so many of the lives of Bent's friends and relatives. It is hardly probable that we shall achieve a more authentic view of what happened, as the Cheyennes, Arapahos, and Sioux saw it.
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The Play

Author: Martin Sherman

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557833365

Category: Drama

Page: 80

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(Applause Books). Martin Sherman's worldwide hit play Bent took London by storm in 1979 when it was first performed by the Royal Court Theatre, with Ian McKellen as Max (a character written with the actor in mind). The play itself caused an uproar. "It educated the world," Sherman explains. "People knew about how the Third Reich treated Jews and, to some extent, gypsies and political prisoners. But very little had come out about their treatment of homosexuals." Gays were arrested and interned at work camps prior to the genocide of Jews, gypsies, and handicapped, and continued to be imprisoned even after the fall of the Third Reich and liberation of the camps. The play Bent highlights the reason why - a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power.
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How Yoga Saved My Ass

Author: Anne Clendening

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1941529666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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“It was nothing at first. Just a little twitch. My left ring finger was twitching, slowly, almost languidly, the way fishing line does when you’ve hooked something without any strength. Like a baby perch. I hadn’t even gotten out of bed yet. My first thought: Stress? (Nope, think again)” And here begins a journey that Anne Clendening never saw coming, tried to deny, avoid, postpone and otherwise reject. After all, how does a dark L.A. hippy chick who swore off booze at 22 fit an early onset Parkinson's diagnosis into a life of bartending in Hollywood rock clubs and yoga? “The stories in this book are my experience. They're about life and yoga and illness and love and disaster and happiness. And since you're holding it, I’m hoping you relate in some way because A) That's the whole point, and B) We all need someone to relate to. And maybe a hand up. (But with words.) Because sometimes you just need to hear it’s all going to work out, even though life may have whammed you and half the time everything might seem like a big fat mess and not at all what it’s supposed to look like, which makes no sense in the first place since none of us really know what’s going to happen and you can’t change fate. If I could, I wouldn’t have Parkinson’s and Prince would still be alive. These stories are for you.”
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Bent Steeple

Author: G. Wells Taylor

Publisher: G. Wells Taylor

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Something is in the trees... A blizzard isolates a remote northern village that was stricken by a fatal and unknown disease thirty years before. Some survivors believed a vampire stalked the frozen forests, but their suspicions sounded like insanity. Now their secrets have drawn them back for vengeance, salvation and for blood.
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Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals

Structures and Physical Properties

Author: Hideo Takezoe,Alexey Eremin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315355418

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties provides insight into the latest developments in the research on liquid crystals formed by bent-shaped mesogens. After a historical introduction, the expert authors discuss different kinds of mesophase structures formed by bent-shaped molecules. This book devotes the majority of its pages to physical properties such as polar switching, optics and non-linear optics, and behavior in restricted geometries. However, as chemistry is often highly relevant to the emergence of new phases, particularly with reflection symmetry breaking, it also involves a broad spectrum of interesting chemistry viewpoints.
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Bent

Author: Michael Bennett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847998658

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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How quickly can love and greed turn a respected Metropolitan police officer into an armed and dangerous criminal? How quickly can a beautiful blonde woman fall in love with such a man? Bent is the story of Jack Keane, a Detective Constable in London's Metropolitan Police, and Rachel, the woman he falls head over heels in love with. But it's not just a love story, it's a story of violent criminals; criminals Jack is sent to lock up - until greed rears its ugly head and Jack begins to enjoy his work. Why not, the money's good and there is a sort of camaraderie among the gang members. Bent starts and ends with a trial in Isleworth Crown Court, but then there's a sting in the tail.
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Bent

Author: Ken Farland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557431689

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Page: N.A

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Bent's Fort

Author: David Sievert Lavender

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803257535

Category: History

Page: 450

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Bent's Fort was a landmark of the American frontier, a huge private fort on the upper Arkansas River in present southeastern Colorado. Established by the adventurers Charles and William Bent, it stood until 1849 as the center of the Indian trade of the central plains. David Lavender's chronicle of these men and their part in the opening of the West has been conceded a place beside the works of Parkman and Prescott.
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