Citadel on the Mountain

A Memoir of Father and Son

Author: Richard Wertime

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374529147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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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.

Banner in the Sky

Author: James Ramsey Ullman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064470482

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4109

The Citadel It stands unconquered, the last great summit of the Alps. Only one man has ever dared to approach the top, and that man died in his pursuit. He was Josef Matt, Rudi Matt's father. At sixteen, Rudi is determined to pay tribute to the man he never knew, and complete the quest that claimed his father's life. And so, taking his father's red shirt as a flag, he heads off to face the earth's most challenging peak. But before Rudi can reach the top, he must pass through the forbidden Fortress, the gaping chasm in the high reaches of teh Citadel where his father met his end. Rudi has followed Josef's footsteps as far as they will take him. Now he must search deep within himself to find the strength for the final ascent to the summit -- to plant his banner in the sky. His father died while trying to climb Switzerland's greatest mountain -- the Citadel -- and young Rudi knows he must make the assault himself.

The Twisted Citadel

Author: Sara Douglass

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730400174

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 7263

The second instalment of this complex, beautiful story. Can treachery and murder offer the only path to salvation? Glass turns to flesh as DarkGlass Mountain rouses from its restless sleep to walk the land and plot the downfall of the Lord of Elcho Falling. Ishbel and Maximilian, now utterly estranged, ride for Serpent's Nest, not realising that at their backs a cadre of traitors plot their death. Axis once more takes command of the Strike Force, but it is not enough to save him from the gallows of Isaiah's generals, nor from the lover who betrays him. In Isembaard the Skraelings run amok, but they will not touch the sole survivor from the slaughter of Aqhat, who walks north with a mysterious relic of Ashdod's past. Over all hover the Lealfast, ancient creatures who hide many secrets and possess a sorcery so ancient and malignant that it threatens to curse Elcho Falling as soon as the twisted citadel rises.'a darkly sensual tale ... nothing less than you would expect from our best fantasy writer' ∗∗∗∗ BOOKSELLER+PUBLISHER 'Douglass certainly has an epic imagination ... devourers of fantasy fiction will lap it up' tHE AGE

At the Mountains of Madness

The Definitive Edition

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588364755

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4023

Introduction by China Miéville Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries–and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature. This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft’s masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.” This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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: 2923

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.

The Mountain's Call

Author: Caitlin Brennan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 142684896X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8246

Tales are told of the mysterious, powerful Mountain where the gods—powerful beings in the form of white horses—live. But Valeria knows no woman has ever been called to the Mountain. Until she feels a strange pull and answers the call—as a boy…. When her secret is discovered Valeria loses all that she's won. Her anger and frustration with the Empire might be enough to give the barbarians a way into the Mountain. And so the Empire now depends on the will, the strength and the loyalty of one Rider. A Rider who has been rejected by all but the gods…

Empire of the East

Author: Fred Saberhagen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429980192

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4035

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.

A Classical Dictionary

Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors ...

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical dictionaries

Page: 804

View: 8452

Exploring the Gospel of Matthew

An Expository Commentary

Author: John Phillips

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825433924

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 6286

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

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: 8339

Sources of Tibetan Tradition

Author: Kurtis R. Schaeffer,Matthew T. Kapstein,Gray Tuttle

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509782

Category: History

Page: 856

View: 2530

The most comprehensive collection of Tibetan works in a Western language, this volume illuminates the complex historical, intellectual, and social development of Tibetan civilization from its earliest beginnings to the modern period. Including more than 180 representative writings, Sources of Tibetan Tradition spans Tibet's vast geography and long history, presenting for the first time a diversity of works by religious and political leaders; scholastic philosophers and contemplative hermits; monks and nuns; poets and artists; and aristocrats and commoners. The selected readings reflect the profound role of Buddhist sources in shaping Tibetan culture while illustrating other major areas of knowledge. Thematically varied, they address history and historiography; political and social theory; law; medicine; divination; rhetoric; aesthetic theory; narrative; travel and geography; folksong; and philosophical and religious learning, all in relation to the unique trajectories of Tibetan civil and scholarly discourse. The editors begin each chapter with a survey of broader social and cultural contexts and introduce each translated text with a concise explanation. Concluding with writings that extend into the early twentieth century, this volume offers an expansive encounter with Tibet's exceptional intellectual heritage.

Mountain Madness

Scott Fischer, Mount Everest & a Life Lived on High

Author: Robert Birkby

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806528762

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 342

View: 4838

An inspiring biography chronicles the life and adventures of renowned mountaineer Scott Fischer, from his climbing excursions on mountains around the world to the ill-fated 1996 expedition to Mount Everest in which he and seven others perished. Reprint.

Dark of the Sun

A Novel of the Count Saint-Germain

Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429996714

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4059

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 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

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