• Fiction

The Hellfire Club

Author: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316472336
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 5085
*Instant New York Times Bestseller* The debut political thriller from Jake Tapper, CNN's chief Washington correspondent and the New York Times bestselling author of The Outpost-- 1950's D.C. intrigue about a secret society and a young Congressman in its grip Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.

    • Fiction

The Hellfire Club

Author: Peter Straub
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345480481
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
View: 2366
They are dying, one by one: wealthy middle-aged women in an exclusive Connecticut suburb. Their murderer remains at large. Nora Chancel, wife of publishing scion Davey Chancel, fears she may be next. After all, her past has branded her a victim. . . . Then Davey tells Nora a surreal story about the Hellfire Club, where, years before, he met an obsessed fan of Chancel House’s most successful book, Night Journey—a book that has a strange history of its own. . . . Suddenly terror engulfs Nora: She must defend herself against fantastic accusations even as a madman lies in wait. And when he springs, Nora will embark on a night journey that will put her fears to rest forever, dead or alive. . . . From the Paperback edition.

The Hellfire Club

Author: Daniel P. Mannix
Publisher: eNet Press
ISBN: 1618867458
Page: 161
View: 6526
Brilliant, amusing, and utterly immoral, young noblemen, politicians, artists and other eminent men of eighteenth century England thronged to the abbey of Medmenham and the elaborately decorated caves and gardens of West Wycombe Park to attend meetings of a club that outraged and threatened the security of an entire country — the notorious Hellfire Club. Dedicated to black magic, sexual orgies, and political conspiracies, the records of their elaborately obscene rituals, jests, and parties have both fascinated and appalled the world for over three centuries. The Hellfire Club became popular during an age of scandal. Standards of respectability had become middle class — a middle class who knew nothing of art and literature and whose outlook was bound by a set of stereotyped conventions. Respect for the monarchy, religion, or the ideals of decency and morality? Bah humbug. The club's members — "mad geniuses who. . . could do anything from writing double entendre verses in Greek to ruining an opposing statesman by a clever satirical sketch" — set out to ridicule and destroy these conventions and at times they almost succeeded. The originator and guiding presence of the Hellfire Club was Sir Francis Dashwood — son of a grim and fiercely ruthless baronet, heir to one of the great fortunes of the time, and George III's intimate friend. Possessing a flair for politics and a proclivity for the profane, it is largely because of his influence that the Hellfire Club was to eventually count among its members the Prime Minister of England, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Lord Mayor of London, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, several of England's greatest artists and poets, the Prince of Wales, and Benjamin Franklin. Red robes, screaming girls, unscrupulous madams, firelight on the walls of a cave, and unspeakable acts for the sake of amusement. Daniel P Mannix addresses the reasons for the rise of the Hellfire Club, its singular influence on the course of history, and its inevitable destruction.

    • History

The Hell-Fire Clubs

Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies
Author: Evelyn Lord
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 247
View: 1218
Lord sets aside the gossip about the Hell-Fire Clubs-- orgies, prostitutes, erotica, extreme initiation ceremonies-- in order to paint an accurate portrait of their membership, their beliefs and activities, and the reasons for their proliferation.

    • Detective and mystery stories

Murder in the Hellfire Club

Author: Donald Zochert
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 240
View: 1289

    • Performing Arts

Hollywood's Hellfire Club

The Misadventures of John Barrymore, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn and the Bundy Drive Boys
Author: Gregory William Mank
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 1932595678
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 280
View: 4938
They made fans go crazy and censors apoplectic, spent fortunes faster than they made them, forged Rembrandts and hung them in major museums, went on trial for committing statutory rape with necrophiliac teenage girls, reinterpreted Hamlet as an incestuous mama's boy,and swilled immeasurable quantities of spirits during week-long parties on wobbly yachts. They were "The Bundy Drive Boys," and they made the Rat Pack look like Cub Scouts. Their self-destructiveness was spectacular, the misanthropy profound, but behind the boozy bravado was a devoted mutual affection. The Bundy Drive Boys' un-bowdlerized stories have never been illustrated so well or told so completely as within Hollywood's Hellfire Club. Author Gregory William Mank also wrote It's Alive!: The Classic Cinema Saga of Frankenstein and Hollywood Cauldron.

    • Political Science

The Outpost

An Untold Story of American Valor
Author: Jake Tapper
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316215856
Category: Political Science
Page: 688
View: 3393
The heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. *Soon to be a major motion picture from Millennium Films* At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In THE OUTPOST, Jake Tapper gives us the powerful saga of COP Keating, from its establishment to eventual destruction, introducing us to an unforgettable cast of soldiers and their families, and to a place and war that has remained profoundly distant to most Americans. A runaway bestseller, it makes a savage war real, and American courage manifest.

    • History

Blasphemers and Blackguards

The Irish Hellfire Clubs
Author: David Ryan
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
ISBN: 1908928271
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 7447

    • Fiction

Tales of Terror from the Irish Hellfire Club

Author: Jason Stanbridge
Publisher: Eloquent Books
ISBN: 9781609118464
Category: Fiction
Page: 72
View: 2555
The Irish Hellfire Club, the setting for many of these terrifying tales, is a foreboding hunting lodge built back in the early eighteenth century, perched atop the Dublin Mountains. People who ran the club drank and partied in the Devil's name and to the damnation of the church and the almighty God himself. It was because of this that, on a stormy night, a stranger arrives, seeking shelter. But when he joins in a game of cards, a member of the household drops a card and sees that below the table, the stranger has a cloven-hoof. In The Crossover, three friends on their way up to the Hellfire Club experience strange occurrences which have them questioning their own fate. In Never Touch What You Don't Understand, after using a Ouija board at the club, three friends find themselves in danger by an unseen menace controlling one of their minds. And an out of work security guard in A Night of Frights unwillingly takes the job of minding the Hellfire Club, but something doesn't want him to leave this job alive. Author Jason Stanbridge is a native of Ireland and has been writing since the age of thirteen. A natural storyteller, Jason is drawn to stories that scare people and things that go bump in the night. He is currently hard at work on his next collection of short stories. Publisher's Web site: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/TalesofTerrorfromtheIrishHellfireClub.html

    • Fiction

The Hellfire Conspiracy

A Novel
Author: Will Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416546320
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8528
In the latest adventure in what is "fast becoming one of the genre's best historical-mystery series" (Booklist), roughhewn private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn must track down London's first serial killer. When Barker and Llewelyn are hired to find a girl from the upper classes who has gone missing in the East End, they assume her kidnapping is the work of white slavers. But when they discover five girls have been murdered in Bethnal Green, taunting letters begin to arrive in Craig's Court from a killer calling himself Mr. Miacca. Barker fears that Miacca might be part of the Hellfire Club, a group of powerful, hedonistic aristocrats performing Satanic rituals. He must track the fiend to his hideout, while Llewelyn confronts the man who put him in prison. Dodging muckrakers, navigating the murky Thames under cover of darkness, and infiltrating London's most powerful secret society, The Hellfire Conspiracy is another wild ride that "brings to life a London roiling with secret leagues, deadly organizations, and hidden clubs" (Ron Bernas, Detroit Free Press).

    • Fiction

Welcome To The Hellfire Club

Author: Kelly Addams
Publisher: PMO Publishing via PublishDrive
Category: Fiction
Page: 30
View: 5563
In England during the 1750's a club was formed, and for a time, and under various names, it flourished. It was elitist and the membership strictly limited to only the high born, men with a penchant for the libertine lifestyle. It was called The Hellfire Club, and there were no rules except one. Now, almost 300 years later the club is back, & prude Penny is about to discover how naughty it can get.

    • Fiction

Lord John and the Hand of Devils

Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0385674716
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 6011
A keepsake collection of Lord John Grey’s shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fan’s library, Lord John and the Hand of Devils brings three unique novellas together for the first time. Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels. A young diplomat who had begged for Lord John’s help is killed before he can explain his need. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey. In Lord John and the Succubus, Grey’s assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious “night-hag,” who spreads fear and death among the troops. Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiry’s questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld. Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot–haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face. From the Hardcover edition.

The Hellfire Club. 1925

Author: Edwin Beresford Chancellor
Publisher: N.A
Page: 256
View: 7225

    • History

The Imperial Cruise

A Secret History of Empire and War
Author: James Bradley
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316039666
Category: History
Page: 400
View: 4120
In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name. In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul. In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made secret agreements that he though would secure America's westward push into the Pacific. Instead, he lit the long fuse on the Asian firecrackers that would singe America's hands for a century.

The Hellfire Club

Author: Patrick Prior
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781623750831
Page: 190
View: 5847
The Devil walks the streets of London. There is terror by torchlight as young women are kidnapped and taken down to Medmenham Abbey, where the notorious Hellfire Club forces them to take part in their blasphemous rites. But when members of the club sell a young woman to a brothel they bring down on themselves a terrible enemy. The woman is the sister to a one Bartholomew Steele, a bare-knuckle boxer. Steele hunts the cultists through the hell-holes of London. His quest takes him from the terrifying Bedlam madhouse to the licentious world of Ma Stanhope, where Steele tracks the debauched rakes. The path will lead to him facing the most terrifying opponent of his career...

    • Comics & Graphic Novels

Cable: The Hellfire Hunt

Author: Marvel Worldwide, Incorporated
Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9781302907853
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 448
View: 7945
An action-packed era for the mutant out of time! When Cable saves reporter Irene Merryweather from the Hellfire Club, he learns of their plot to slay Apocalypse and seize his power! Cable can't let that happen -and he can't let Apocalypse return either. Can Irene help him save the world, or will she just paint another bull's eye on her back? Then, Cable finds himself in Wakanda...can he and the Black Panther silence Klaw, Master of Sound? Domino returns -but there's a price on her head! Can Cable rescue his mentor without his powers? And will Cable and Machine Man be allies or enemies? Plus: Flash back to Cable's arrival in the present -and his fi rst battle with Wolverine! COLLECTING: CABLE (1993) -1, 48-58; CABLE & MACHINE MAN ANNUAL 1998; MACHINE MAN & BASTION ANNUAL 1998; WOLVERINE/CABLE 1

    • Fiction


Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Center Point
ISBN: 9781683249085
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
View: 1974
"This gorgeously eerie collection of six stories explores the deepest entwining of lust and repulsion, creation and dissolution, Eros and Thanatos"--

    • Fiction

The Weight of Ink

Author: Rachel Kadish
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544866673
Category: Fiction
Page: 576
View: 3371
WINNER OF A NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD A USA TODAY BESTSELLER "A gifted writer, astonishingly adept at nuance, narration, and the politics of passion."—Toni Morrison Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. When Helen is summoned by a former student to view a cache of newly discovered seventeenth-century Jewish documents, she enlists the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive "Aleph." Electrifying and ambitious, The Weight of Ink is about women separated by centuries—and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order to reconcile the life of the heart and mind.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Language of Spells

Author: Garret Weyr
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452161119
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
View: 4251
Grisha is a dragon in a world that's forgotten how to see him. Maggie is a unusual child who thinks she's perfectly ordinary. They're an unlikely duo—but magic, like friendship, is funny. Sometimes it chooses those who might not look so likely. And magic has chosen Grisha and Maggie to solve the darkest mystery in Vienna. Decades ago, when World War II broke out, someone decided that there were too many dragons for all of them to be free. As they investigate, Grisha and Maggie ask the question everyone's forgotten: Where have the missing dragons gone? And is there a way to save them? At once richly magical and tragically historical, The Language of Spells is a novel full of adventure about remembering old stories, forging new ones, and the transformative power of friendship.

    • Fiction

The Babylon Rite

A Novel
Author: Tom Knox
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606266
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 4276
What terrible secret has driven the world’s foremost historian of the Knights Templar to kill himself? Journalist Adam Blackwood has just been handed the story of a lifetime: something is hidden in the famous Knights Templar chapel of Rosslyn that could unlock the greatest mystery of the medieval Templars—until the one man who could decipher the final clue commits a grotesque suicide. Adam sets out to learn why. In Peru, anthropologist Jess Silverton is researching the remnants of the Moche, a bloodthirsty, sexually voracious, lost Stone Age civilization. Amid the toxic turmoil of local gangs and corrupt politicians, her dogged pursuit for answers will lead Jess to cross paths with Adam as they unearth the ancient secret that enthralled the conquistadors, horrified the Church, and is threatening to reemerge—with catastrophic consequences.