Citadel on the Mountain

A Memoir of Father and Son

Author: Richard Wertime

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374529147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 8224

A warped dream, an overbearing father, and his son A handsome, brilliant man, the author's father-irascible, strong-willed, a compulsive womanizer-stands at the center of this strangely compelling story. In the mid-1970s, after a life in government service, which was shadowy in its depths, Ted Wertime built a fortress-like house on a mountaintop in south-central Pennsylvania. He had forged for himself a secondary career as a highly respected historian of ancient science and technology, and was convinced that it was his fate to lead a sweeping revolution that would cleanse the United States of energy abuse, political corruption, and an odd assortment of social ills. His "citadel" would serve as his revolutionary headquarters. He, his wife, and Joan, the last and most troubled of his succession of mistresses, lived in the house together in a bizarre ménage à trois. His dream was to recruit his four sons to take part in his cause. The author, Richard Wertime, is the second-oldest son. Citadel on the Mountain is the story of his struggle to escape from a domineering and, at times, hypnotizing father who sought to control the sexual and professional lives of his offspring.

Memoirs Relating to European and Asiatic Turkey

And Other Countries of the East

Author: Robert Walpole

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108044026

Category: History

Page: 678

View: 901

Published in 1817 and reissued in 1818, this is a compendium of travel and other writings on Greece and Turkey.

The Mother of the Lord

Volume 1: The Lady in the Temple

Author: Margaret Barker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567489906

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 7090

Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.

Empire of the East

Author: Fred Saberhagen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429980192

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6752

In the distant future, society has crumbled. Dark forces now rule the land, keeping all humans under their oppressive thumbs. In the darkness of the shadows and whispered on the winds, there is talk of a rebellion. In the swamps, a small band has formed. Determined to regain their freedom, the rebellion, heavily outnumbered, plans to overthrow an army of thousands . . . with the help of one incredible weapon. It is only a legend, a story left over from the Old World before magic and the wizards came to the land. A weapon of technology. It is the mystical Elephant, and whoever masters it holds the key to freedom, or defeat. One young man, determined to avenge the death of his family, sets out to join the rebellion and find Elephant. What he discovers will change everything. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Exploring the Gospel of Matthew

An Expository Commentary

Author: John Phillips

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825433924

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 1655

"John Phillips writes with enthusiasm and clarity, . . . cutting through the confusion and heretical dangers associated with Bible interpretation." --Moody magazine

Dark of the Sun

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429996714

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2591

It is the 6th century of the common era. The vampire Saint-Germain, known in this time as Zangi-Ragozh, is peacefully doing business in Asia when the island of Krakatoa explodes in a massive volcanic eruption. Tidal waves swamp harbors hundreds of miles away, destroying trade ships and their cargoes; tons of ash and dirt are flung into the air. In the months to come, the world grows colder and darker as the massive volcanic cloud spreads across the globe, blocking sunlight. Sea trade is ravaged. Crops fail. Livestock, and then people, begin to starve. Disease spreads. Panic rises. As always in times of trouble, foreigners-and the vampire is always a foreigner-become targets. Fleeing toward the West, where he hopes to find safety and sanity, the vampire travels with a nomadic tribe led by Dukkai, a female shaman who soon becomes Zangi-Ragozh's lover. But Zangi-Ragozh's problems are far from over. His vampire nature is discovered by an enemy; he begins to starve; he is betrayed by one he cared deeply for; he loses everything, even his last sack of his native soil. With the True Death looming, Zangi-Ragozh tries to reach sanctuary in his ancient homeland. Transylvania. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The First Crusade

The Capture of Jerusalem in AD 1099

Author: Susan Edgington

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823942145

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6726

Christians had been making pilgrimages To The Holy Land for centuries, but when local Muslim rulers began to persecute Christian pilgrims in the 11th century, Pope Urban II called for a crusade to recapture Jerusalem and to rid Europe of feuding Christian princes. Told using primary source material and illuminated manuscripts, this is the story of the successful but savage first crusade that established the Christian kingdom of Jerusalem in the Middle East in 1099.

A Universal Gazetteer

Or, Geographical Dictionary. Founded on the Works of Brookes and Walker

Author: George Landmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gazetteers

Page: 743

View: 6479

Thief of Souls

Author: Neal Shusterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442451130

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9911

A group of monumentally powerful teens must face an ancient, soul-eating foe in this second book of The Star Shards Chronicles. A cataclysmic explosion has given earthly teens astronomical powers—when the star Mentarsus-H went supernova at their conceptions, the teens absorbed the shattered soul of the star and inherited unimaginable abilities. Now the Star Shards have become like gods, drunk on their own power—and ripe for manipulation by The Bringer, a creature who would turn them against one another and transform the planet into his own personal feeding ground. But who is more dangerous: The Bringer or the Star Shards? Acclaimed author Neal Shusterman presents “a story which is grippingly unexpected” (The Bookwatch) that sets the stage for the riveting conclusion to The Star Shards trilogy. Originally published by Tor Fantasy in 1999.

A New Gazetteer of the Eastern Continent

or, A Geographical Dictionary: Containing, in Alphabetical Order, a Description of All the Countries, Kingdoms, States, Cities, Towns, Principal Rivers, Lakes, Harbors, Mountains, &c., &c. in Europe, Asia, and Africa, with their Adjacent Islands

Author: Jedidiah Morse,Elijah Parish

Publisher: J. T. Buckingham

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: 726

View: 3852

The General Gazetteer

Or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary : Containing a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms ... in the Known World : with the Extent, Boundaries, and Natural Productions of Each Country ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography

Page: N.A

View: 7485

The Covenant

A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Cause of Odd-fellowship

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9630