The Magnolia Story

This eBook includes the full text of the book plus

You are here: Home - Books - A Pillar of Iron


A Pillar of Iron

A Pillar of Iron By Taylor Caldwell A Pillar of Iron The spirit of ancient Rome in its last days of glory The hero of the story the man called a pillar of iron is Marcus Tullius Cicero the lawyer statesman who tried vainly to save the republic he love

  • Title: A Pillar of Iron
  • Author: Taylor Caldwell
  • ISBN: 9780449204283
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Pillar of Iron By Taylor Caldwell The spirit of ancient Rome in its last days of glory The hero of the story, the man called a pillar of iron is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer statesman who tried vainly to save the republic he loved from the forces of tyranny Unfolding here are the private dramas behind the great Roman hero s triumphs and defeats and the intimate, deeply moving story of his desperThe spirit of ancient Rome in its last days of glory The hero of the story, the man called a pillar of iron is Marcus Tullius Cicero, the lawyer statesman who tried vainly to save the republic he loved from the forces of tyranny Unfolding here are the private dramas behind the great Roman hero s triumphs and defeats and the intimate, deeply moving story of his desperate love affair with the beautiful Livia.
    A Pillar of Iron By Taylor Caldwell

    Pillar Definition of Pillar by Merriam Webster a a firm upright support for a superstructure post entry b a usually ornamental column or shaft especially one standing alone for a monument a a supporting, integral, or upstanding member or part a pillar of society b a fundamental precept the five pillars A pillar Definition of A pillar by Merriam Webster Definition of A pillar either one of two support posts that are positioned on either side of the windshield of a vehicle and connect the roof to the body Changing the A pillars meant that additional changes would ripple into the roof and the windshield, into the doors and door glass, into the fenders, into the hood. Pillar Idioms by The Free Dictionary pillar of something One who is a particularly active, respected, and influential member of or contributor to some particular thing or group He had long been considered a pillar of the industry, but the recent scandal has reduced his reputation to dust. A Pillar Of Sri Lanka s Economy, Garment Workers Nov , A Pillar Of Sri Lanka s Economy, Garment Workers Ostracized After A COVID Outbreak At A Factory In a matter of months, Sri Lanka has gone from a success story to a cautionary tale in dealing with the coronavirus By Smriti Daniel. A Pillar of Iron by Taylor Caldwell A Pillar of Iron is a historical novel about Marcus Tullius Cicero, the great Roman orator and consul during the tumultuous last few decades of the Roman Republic Let me open this review by noting that this novel, like all of Taylor Caldwell s historical novels, is not slavish to the facts. body What is an A pillar Motor Vehicle Maintenance Pillars are vertical supports on a vehicle They are located around all the glass on an automobile They are important for holding glass in place and adding structural integrity to a vehicle, primarily the roof The A pillar holds the windshield in place. Pillarisation Pillarisation from the Dutch verzuiling is the politico denominational segregation of a society, or the separation of a society into groups by religion and associated political beliefs.These societies were and in some areas, still are vertically divided clarification needed into two or groups known as pillars Dutch zuilen.The best known examples of this have historically Pillar car Why was Lot s wife turned into a pillar of salt Jun , The Hebrew for pillar refers to a garrison or a deputy, that is, something set to watch over something else. PILLAR a new music community built to be the foundation of artists and fans are you ready to become a pillar of your community fans

    • A Pillar of Iron Best Download || [Taylor Caldwell]
      152 Taylor Caldwell

    One thought on “A Pillar of Iron

    1. Laura on said:

      This book is about the story of Marcus Tullius Cicero the famous Roman lawyer, philosopher and statesman Several historical characters are described the extent to which Cicero s life is described by the author Jullius Caesar his childhood friend to whom Cicero always cheered despite some wrong political attitudes according to his point of view Catilina his eternal enemy Noe ben Joel a Jewish, a dearest friend and an intellectual who tried to convert Cicero to believe in the coming Messiah.Even i [...]

    2. Zinger on said:

      I don t really like historical novels, because so many false things are added with the truth to make the story interesting and fill in the gaps It becomes a chore to filter out what is real and fake.While reading this book, I have been reading others on Cicero and many websites, and believe this book was pretty accurate with plenty of fill in the gap information that was made up.Caldwell did a great job of explaining the principles Cicero fought for like a republic and not a democracy or dictato [...]

    3. Ron on said:

      Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms AristotleMarcus Tullius Cicero 106 43 B.C is probably the most important man in history most of us never heard of That he was one of Rome s greatest orators and writers is secondary to his impact on modern western political thought The influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language, wrote classicist Michael Grant Cicero s thoughts und [...]

    4. Daniel Castellanos on said:

      This is one of the greatest books I ve read.I was planning to rate it with 4 stars but at the end I was touched and decided to give it five stars.The story is about Marcus Tullius Cicero, a roman orator and politic.The pace is somewhat slow and repetitive I can t recall a single chapter that didn t highlight the perversion of men and the debate of ideas I s the man evil by nature or does he pursuits being virtuous Even though it is a great read, Caldwell does an excellent job at showing us Rome [...]

    5. Walter on said:

      A Pillar of Iron is a historical novel about Marcus Tullius Cicero, the great Roman orator and consul during the tumultuous last few decades of the Roman Republic Let me open this review by noting that this novel, like all of Taylor Caldwell s historical novels, is not slavish to the facts Caldwell takes lots of liberties in her telling of the tale, which is fine since this is a historical novel and not a biography Caldwell does not deal with the complexities of Cicero, including his own hypocri [...]

    6. Allen Roth on said:

      A memorable fictional account of Rome s Cicero and the fall of the Roman Republic Familiar historical figures like Julius Caesar frequent these pages as Caldwell masterly tells the story of the great Cicero as she relates the political machinations that impacted his meaningful life Caldwell s intense research into the primary sources are evident on most every page and her skill as a writer makes it exciting reading I heartily recommend this novel for several reasons The most important being it i [...]

    7. Maria on said:

      I learned a lot from this book about the Roman Empire the conspiracies and power seeking individuals that led to its fall Marcus Tullius Cicero, Julius Casear, Cleopatra, and Casear Augustus Octavius are a few of the characters in this book Strong plots and storyline throughout although drags slightly towards the end A very good read overall.

    8. Mike Applegate on said:

      I know I know But it is historical fiction and may not be accurate, but it is an inspiring book The quotes that are included make it well worth reading, and the story is great even though some criticize it.

    9. Steve on said:

      This could have been a very good book Caldwell is a very good author but her insistence that Cicero was a closet christian was just to damn much He died 61 years before the birth of Christ for Pete s sake

    10. Sergio De Luna on said:

      I just finished reading Taylor Caldwell s book yesterday I know this has received very good reviews, but honestly, I did not find it to be as good as people say, I love historical novels, but this one is very slow, sometimes boring.Being a classic, I expected something flowing, vibrant and with quotes from Cicero, because it s a book about Cicero s life, his relationship with Julius Caesar, Pompey, Crassus and the Roman empire s laws.It seems like the author preferred to give space and effort [...]

    11. Daniel Melo Smith on said:

      The most beatiful book that you can read, god, family, work, everything

    12. Donna on said:

      I read this back in the 60 s when it came out I loved it then and I love it now The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I think some of the history was wishful thinking on Caldwell s part Particularly the spiritual views he Cicero learns and later shares with his tutor But other than that I trust her version of the story And I believe you can draw strong parallels from the book to today s most powerful republic, the USA However, today we don t seem to have any statesman with enough [...]

    13. Jim Bilbro on said:

      I only finished this book because each page was a new revelation in how not to write a book Turgid, redundant prose cardboard characters plodding plot Caldwell has them all Most risible is the way she interlards her wooly headed pseudo philosophizing throughout Wait, no most risible is the way she feels it necessary to cast her hero as some sort of proto Christian devoutly inquiring after the prophesies of the Jews and awaiting the coming messiah Even the history of the period is perverted, glos [...]

    14. Monserrat Maxfield Markov on said:

      Un muy buen libro, pero no es la clase de libros que yo leo, es por eso que no me gusto mucho.Este libro es perfecto para las personas que len para saber Le pongo 4 porque es un buen libro, el que no me haya gustado no quiere decir que sea malo simplemente no es mi estilo y por eso no le pondr 1.

    15. Molly on said:

      I absolutely loved this book I normally don t like historical novels, but this was recommended to me by a friend It was truly a work of art, well written by the author and well researched She does a great job bringing Cicero to life with all his greatness and flaws Would highly recommend this book to anyone and can t wait to read Taylor Caldwell.

    16. James Christensen on said:

      About Marcus Tullius Cicero and his efforts to save Rome excellent read very insightful as to its application to our own political climate.

    17. Carlos Piélago Rojo on said:

      2 5 5Es una tarea ardua el escribir la vida entera de una persona e intentar hacer de ella una novela, no lo pongo en duda, pero quiz s, entonces, lo mejor ser a escribir una biograf a La columna de hierro est a medio camino entre la biograf a novelada y la novela hist rica y es ah donde reside su principal error, porque se queda a medio camino entre una y otra pero comencemos citando a la propia Taylor Caldwell en el prefacio Los libros se asemejan a esa s ptima parte de un iceberg que sobresal [...]

    18. James D Bohling on said:

      There are books you read as a young man or woman that change your view of life When I was about 10, I found an old battered copy of A Pillar of Iron among my parents books I knew nothing of Cicero, and little of Rome, but the book looked interesting and the winters were long in Nebraska This is the story of one of the greatest Roman statesmen, Marcus Cicero Caldwell presents a picture of a man who knows of God, though incompletely, knows the Republic is doomed, but can do little else but fight f [...]

    19. Caragol1 on said:

      Le unas 250 p ginas de este libro Es una lectura muy lenta, llena de descripciones rimbombantes que no aportan nada a la historia ni te sumergen en aquella poca Tambi n hace gala de una filosof a liberal barata cuando habla sobre pol tica, que se puede resumir en todos son unos vagos y unos corruptos excepto la clase comerciante Aunque en verdad esto no es de extra ar, teniendo en cuenta que la autora parece ser una gran admiradora de los EE.UU y que dedica el libro al presidente norteamericano [...]

    20. Edgar Zazueta on said:

      Novela que retrata la vida y obra de Marco Tulio Cicer n, el m s ntegro abogado que ha existido Con estricto apego a la historia, relata con maestr a toda la vida del romano, desde el nacimiento hasta la muerte, relatando as el camino a trav s del cual se forj su personalidad.Lleno de sabidur a democr tica y jur dica, resulta aleccionador para ver que los vicios del hombre son inherentes al mismo, y no somos v ctimas del contexto en el cual vivimos s leyes no deben ser est ticas ni inmutables, s [...]

    21. Luis Garcia on said:

      Would ve given 5 stars if it weren t for the unexpected supernatural tales Haven t checked the sources and probably will not but I highly doubt Cicero could ve foreseen Caesar s assassination in such detail This made me question everything else in the book despite the author s 9 years of prior research I know it s a historical novel but a few times it felt like science fiction.This is a great book however It really made me want to learn about Cicero and Rome.

    22. Cheryl on said:

      Whew Am I glad to have finally finished this book Most of the last third I skimmed so keen to be done with it Cicero is a pathetic, weak character in this novel about him He is so constantly exhausted with life in general it made me tired reading about him This book can t even compare with the Rome novels of Colleen McCullough and Robert Harris I had expected much from Taylor Caldwell.

    23. Daniela on said:

      Un libro que, a pesar de ser denso, es muy entretenido, ya que, adem s del propio Cicer n, narra episodios de las vidas de algunos personajes famosos Sin duda, un libro recomendado para aquellos interesados en la historia romana.

    24. Martha Cruz on said:

      La lei hace mucho tiempo, la parte de los litigios en Roma antigua me parecio super interesante

    25. Julie on said:

      I loved the time period and character depictions But this took me too long to read, it needed to have 300 pages cut.

    26. Lisa on said:

      Unfortunately I had high hopes for this but found this book tedious.

    27. Carolina on said:

      Profundo Es un libro muy profundo, interesante y ver dico Eso s de repente muy filos fico para mi, pero lo recomiendo No me fue f cil de leer pero vali la pena.

    28. Juan Isaquita on said:

      Juan IExcelente libro sobre la vida de Cicer n, aunque con algunos momentos de lentitud, sin embargo se lee de manera sencilla y atrayente.

    29. Barb on said:

      I read this book many years ago but still remember the history and learning about Cicero Caldwell s book are usually long, but very well written.

    30. Adriana Jaime mier on said:

      Hay libros que son m gicos, y La columna de hierro no es una excepci n, con una prosa exquisita Caldwell me aferr a sta novela hist rica de la antigua Roma, centrada en la vida de Marco Tulio Cicer n, un personaje polifac tico abogado, fil sofo, escritor, pol tico, fiel a su pa s y a las leyes del mismo, entre otras facetas que hacen de este hombre digno de admirar y de querer tomar una taza de caf con l Acompa as a Cicer n en todos los aspectos de su vida, desde su nacimiento hasta su muerte Co [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *