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The purpose of this webpage is not to support any particular book or any particular publisher or any particular seller of Masonic books. Websites to publishers are supplied only to permit internet viewers to obtain more information about publishers of Masonic books. The books listed here, and many other Masonic books, can be purchased in many places, such as the internet, in Masonic bookstores, and in regular bookstores.

Interesting Masonic books (in alphabetic order, ignoring initial "the" or "a," etc.):
 

American Freemasons: Three Centuries Of Building Communities (Hardcover)
by Mark A. Tabbert
262 pages, profusely illustrated
ISBN: 0814782922
American Masonic Periodicals, 1811-2001
by Larissa P. Watkins, author;  S. Brent Morris, 33°, G.C., editor
published 2003 by the Scottish Rite Supreme Council Southern Jurisdiction & Oak Knoll Books, 310 Delaware St., New Castle, DE 19720; Tel. 302-328-7232;
http://oakknoll.com
The American Revolution and the Craft
edited by I. Lewis Langley
http://goanchor.com
The Antimasonic Party in the United States 1826-1843
by William Preston Vaughn
published 1983 by the University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry
by James Stevens Curl
http://www.amazon.com
271 pages - ISBN: 1585671606
Black Square and Compasses
by Joseph A. Walkes, Jr.
Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry
by John J. Robinson
published 1989 by M. Evans and Company, New York
http://www.mevans.com/index.html
ISBN 0-87131-602-1
The Boy Who Cried Wolf: The Book that Breaks Masonic Silence
by Richard P. Thorn
published 1994 by M. Evans, New York
http://www.mevans.com/index.html
ISBN 0-87131-760-5
A Bridge To Light
by Rex R. Hutchens
Brother Truman: The Masonic Life and Philosophy of Harry S. Truman
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1985 by Anchor Communications, Virginia
http://www.goanchor.com/
ISBN 0-935633-01-4
Brotherhood in Action
by Allen E. Roberts
Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927 Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927
by Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs
published 2007 by The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN-10: 0807830887
ISBN-13: 978-0807830888
The Builders: A Story and Study of Freemasonry
by Joseph Fort Newton
published 1914
  Claudy books for EA, FC, MM
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/8291/claudy1.html
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/8291/claudy2.html
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/8291/claudy3.html
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/8291/claudy4.html
  The Clergy and the Craft
by Forrest D. Haggard
published 1970
Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia
by Henry Wilson Coil, revised edition by Allen E. Roberts
published 1995 (revised edition) by Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Inc.
http://www.macoy.com/
ISBN 0-88053-054-5
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry
by S. Brent Morris
published 2006
http://www.srmason-sj.org/acatalog/Complete_Idiot_s_Guide_to_Freemasonry.html
ISBN 1592574904 
A Comprehensive View of Freemasonry
by Henry Wilson Coil
published 1973 by Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Inc.
http://www.macoy.com/
 
Confessions of a Born Again Fundamentalist Freemason
by Nelson King
http://goanchor.com
Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From
by Daniel Pipes
published 1997 by The Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc., New York
ISBN 0-684-83131-7
Cornerstones of Freedom: A Masonic Tradition
by S. Brent Morris
1992
195 pages
The Craft and Its Symbols
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1974 by Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, Inc.
http://www.macoy.com/
ISBN 0-88053-058-8
  The Early Masonic Catechisms
by Douglas Knoop, G. P. Jones, & Douglas Hamer
published 1953, 1963
  The First Freemasons: Scotland's Early Lodges and Their Members
by David Stevenson - 2001
222 pages - ISBN: 0902324659
  The Freemason at Work
by Harry Carr
published 1976
  Freemasons' Guide and Compendium
by Bernard E. Jones
published 1950, 1956
Freemasonry: A Celebration of the Craft
by John Hamill and Robert Gilbert
published 1992 by Mackenzie
Freemasonry: A Journey Through Ritual and Symbol
by W. Kirk MacNulty
published 1991 by Thames & London Ltd., London
ISBN 0-500-81037-0
Freemasonry and Democracy: Its Evolution in North America
by Allen E. Roberts and Wallace McLeod
http://www.goanchor.com/
Freemasonry in American History
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1985 by Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Inc., Richmond, Virginia
http://www.macoy.com/
ISBN 0-88053-078-2
Freemasonry on Both Sides of the Atlantic
edited by Wallace McLeod, S. Brent Morris, and R. William Weisberger
http://www.lostword.com
  Freemasonry Through Six Centuries
by Henry Wilson Coil
published 1966
Freemasonry Universal: A New Guide to the Masonic World, Volume I - The Americas
by Kent Henderson & Tony Pope
published 1998 by Global Masonic Publications, Australia
http://www.geocities.com/kentgmp/main.html
Freemasonry Universal: A New Guide to the Masonic World, Volume 2 - Africa, Europe, Asia & Oceania
by Kent Henderson & Tony Pope
published 2000 by Global Masonic Publications, Australia
http://www.geocities.com/kentgmp/main.html
Freemasons For Dummies Freemasons For Dummies
by Christopher Hodapp
published 2005 by Wiley Publishing, Inc.
368 pages
ISBN: 0-7645-9796-5
http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesTitle/productCd-0764597965.html
The Freemasons: A History of the World’s Most Powerful Secret Society
by Jasper Ridley
368 pages US edition 2002
ISBN: 1559706546
Freemasons at Gettysburg
by Sheldon A. Munn
http://www.amazon.com
From Sacrifice to Symbol
by Jim Tresner
Fun, Frolic and Fellowship: History of the Tall Cedars
by Larry DiPietro
ISBN 1-59619-000-0
Fundamentalism & Freemasonry: The Southern Baptist Investigation of the Fraternal Order
by Gary Leazer
published 1995 by M. Evans and Company, Inc., New York
http://www.mevans.com/index.html
ISBN 0-87131-775-3
G. Washington: Master Mason
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1976 by Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Richmond, Virginia
http://www.macoy.com/
The Grand Design: Selected Masonic Addresses and Papers of Wallace McLeod
by Wallace McLeod
published 1991 by Anchor Communications, Virginia
http://www.goanchor.com/
ISBN 0-935633-10-3
House Reunited: Freemasonry Aids Reconstruction
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1996 by Anchor Communications, Virginia
http://www.goanchor.com/
ISBN 0-935633-15-4
House Undivided: The Story of Freemasonry and the Civil War
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1961 by Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., Inc., Richmond, Virginia
http://www.macoy.com/
ISBN 0-88053-056-1
Inside Prince Hall
by David L. Gray
http://goanchor.com
Introduction to Freemasonry
by H.L. Haywood, revised by Michael R. Poll
http://goanchor.com
http://www.lostword.com
Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry?: The Methods of Anti-Masons
2nd edition
by Art de Hoyos & S. Brent Morris
published 1997 by Masonic Information Center, Silver Spring, Maryland
http://www.msana.com/
  Key to Freemasonry's Growth
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1969 by Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, Inc., Richmond, Virginia
http://www.macoy.com/
  Let Your Work Become Your Mark
by Stewart W. Miner
Lexicon of Freemasonry
by Albert G. Mackey
http://www.lostword.com
A Life of Albert Pike
by Walter Lee Brown
published 1997 by the University of Arkansas Press
http://www.amazon.com
Hardbound with dust jacket, (10 1/4" x 7 1/4") 24 photographs, 610 pages
ISBN 1-55728-469-5
Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth Century Europe
by Margaret C. Jacob
published 1991 by Oxford University Press
http://www.oup.co.uk/isbn/0-19-507051-8
ISBN 0-19-507051-8
Lodge of the Double Headed Eagle: Two Centuries of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America’s Southern Jurisdiction
by William Fox
published 1997 by the University of Arkansas Press
http://www.uark.edu/campus-resources/uaprinfo/public_html/dbman/db.cgi
ISBN 1-55728-477-6
Lost Keys of Freemasonry
by Manly P. Hall
http://www.lostword.com
  The Magic Flute Unveiled : Esoteric Symbolism in Mozart's Masonic Opera
by Jacques Chailley
1992 - 368 pages - ISBN: 089281358X
Masonic Lifeline: Leadership
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1992 by Anchor Communications, Virginia
http://www.goanchor.com/
ISBN 0-935633-11-1
  Masonic Membership of the Founding Fathers
by Ronald E. Heaton
published 1965
Masonic Questions and Answers
by Paul M. Bessel
published in 2005 by Cornerstone Book Publishers
ISBN 1-887560-59-9
available through The Lost Word: Masonic Literature and Craft
http://www.lostword.com/mbooks.html
Masonic Symbols and Signposts
by Leon Zeldis
http://goanchor.com
Masonic Trivia & Facts
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1994 by Anchor Communications, Virginia
http://www.goanchor.com/
ISBN 0-935633-14-6
Masonic Words and Phrases
by Michael R. Poll
published 2005
available through The Lost Word: Masonic Literature and Craft
http://www.lostword.com/mbooks.html
  Masonic World Guide
by Kent W. Henderson
published 1984
The Master's Book
by Carl H. Claudy
published 1935
republished by Temple Books  
http://www.thetemplebooks.com
The Meaning of Masonry
by Albert Pike
Meaning of Masonry
by W. L. Wilmshurst (first published 1920’s)
224 pages - ISBN: 0517331942
The Men's House
by Joseph Fort Newton
http://www.lostword.com
The Mystic Tie
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1991 by Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co, Inc., Richmond, Virginia
http://www.macoy.com/
ISBN 0-88053-086-3
The Origins of Freemasonry The Origins of Freemasonry - Facts and Fictions
by Margaret C. Jacob
192 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 illus.
Cloth 2005 | ISBN 0-8122-3901-6 | US$26.50
Available Nov 2005
see
http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14184.html
The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland's Century, 1590­1710
by David Stevenson
published 1988 by Cambridge University Press
http://us.cambridge.org/
ISBN 0521396549
Our Stations and Places - Masonic Officer's Handbook
by Henry G. Meacham, revised by Michael R. Poll
Softcover $16.95
published 2007
ISBN 1-887560-63-7
http://www.cornerstonepublishers.com/stations.html

 

Out of the Shadows: The Emergence of Prince Hall Masonry in America
by Alton G. Roundtree and Paul M. Bessel
published 2006 by KLR Publishing, Forestville MD
http://klrpublishing.com/
ISBN 0-9772385-0-4,
A Pilgrim's Path: Freemasonry and the Religious Right
by John J. Robinson
published 1993 by M. Evans, New York
http://www.mevans.com/index.html
ISBN 0-87131-732-X
  The Pocket History of Freemasonry
by Fred L. Pick & G. Norman Knight
published 1953
A Prince Hall Masonic Quiz Book
by Joseph A. Walkes, Jr.
published 1989 by Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., Inc.
http://www.macoy.com/
ISBN 0-88053-085-5
The Quest For Light
by Wallace McLeod
http://goanchor.com
The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons and Republicans
by Margaret C. Jacob
published 1981 by George Allen & Unwin, London and Boston
Temple Books  
http://www.thetemplebooks.com
A Radical in the East
by S. Brent Morris
published 1993 by Iowa Research Lodge No. 2
Rae John Lemert, Master Mason: The Man and His Library
by Harry B. Lyon
published by Anchor Communications, Virginia
http://www.goanchor.com/
  Reference Book for Freemasons
by Frederick Smyth
Regius Manuscript
http://www.lostword.com
Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840
by Steven C. Bullock
published 1996 by the University of North Carolina Press
http://uncpress.unc.edu/
ISBN 0-8078-2282-5
  The Rise and Development of Organized Freemasonry
by Roy A. Wells
published 1986 by Lewis Masonic, London
Robert's Rules of Order: Masonic Edition
revised by Michael R. Poll
Published 2005
available through The Lost Word: Masonic Literature and Craft
http://www.lostword.com/mbooks.html
The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital: The Masons and the Building of Washington, D.C.
by David Ovason
published 2000 by HarperCollins, New York
http://www.harpercollins.com/hc/home.asp
ISBN 0060195371
The Secret History of Freemasonry : Its Origins and Connection to the Knights Templar
by Paul Naudon
320 pages
ISBN: 159477028X
Secret Ritual and Manhood in Victorian America
by Mark C. Carnes
240 pages - ISBN: 0300051468
Secrets of the Freemasons
by Pat Morgan
published in 2006 by Gramercy Books, New York
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/results.pperl?author_last=&author_first=&title=secrets+of+the+freemasons&isbn=&keyword=
ISBN 9780517229262
Seekers of Truth: The Story of the Philalethes Society 1928-1988
by Allen E. Roberts
published 1988 by Anchor Communications, Virginia
http://www.goanchor.com/
ISBN 0935633-06-5
Speculative Freemasonry
by John Yarker, introduction by Michael Poll
http://www.lostword.com
  Sword and Trowel: The Story of Traveling and Military Lodges
John Black Vrooman and Allen E. Roberts
http://goanchor.com
The Temple and the Lodge
by Michael Baigent & Richard Leigh
published 1989 by Arcade Publishing, New York

ISBN 1-55970-126-9
  10,000 Famous Freemasons
by William R. Denslow
published 1957
Tied to Masonic Apron Strings
by Stewart M. L. Pollard
published 1969
http://www.lostword.com
A Trilogy - Inner Journey to the East - Meditations of a Master Mason Along the Way - Masonry for the Millennium
by George R. Adams
published 1999 by SELFormation Corporation, Inc.
http://www.dcsr.org/trilogy.htm
ISBN 0-9677881-0-2
Valley of the Craftsmen, A Pictorial History: Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America's Southern Jurisdiction 1801-2001
edited by William L. Fox
published 2001 by the Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
http://www.srmason-sj.org/acatalog/
ISBN 0-9708749-1-X
  The Way of the Craftsman: Search for the Spiritual Essences of Craft Freemasonry
by W. Kirk MacNulty
Understanding Manhood in America: Freemasonry's Enduring Path to the Mature Masculine
by Robert G. Davis
published 2005 by Anchor Communications LLC
ISBN 0-935633-37-5
  Whither Are We Traveling?
by Dwight L. Smith
published 1962
Who is Who in Freemasonry - 1996 (3rd edition)
published 1996 by Anchor Communications, Virginia
http://www.goanchor.com/
ISBN 0-935633-16-2 
William Preston and His Work by Colin Dyer William Preston and His Work
by Colin Dyer
published 1987 by Lewis Masonic
  Workman Unashamed: The Testimony of a Christian Freemason
by Christopher Haffner
published 1989
  World Freemasonry: An Illustrated History
by John Hamill & R. A. Gilbert
published 1991

 

The Northern Light: A Window for Freemasonry, the official publication of the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, in its issue for May 1995 (Vol. 26, No. 2), provided information about Masonic books. Several Masonic scholars were asked to list the 10 best books for the new or average Mason. 

Curtis' list - Richard Curtis is the Editor of The Northern Light - books listed in his order of preference

1. The Craft and Its Symbols, by Allen E. Roberts, 1974
2. Freemasonry: A Celebration of the Craft, by John Hamill and R.A. Gilbert (ed.), 1992
3. A Pilgrim's Path, by John J. Robinson, 1993
4. A Comprehensive View of Freemasonry, by Henry Wilson Coil, 1973
5. Freemasonry in American History, by Allen E. Roberts, published 1985 by Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Inc., Richmond, Virginia, ISBN 0-88053-078-2
6. Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia, by Henry Wilson Coil, 1961
7. Masonic Trivia & Facts, by Allen E. Roberts, 1994
8. Masonic Membership of the Founding Fathers, by Ronald E. Heaton, 1965
9. 10,000 Famous Freemasons, by William R. Denslow, 1957
10. Tied to Masonic Apron Strings, by Stewart M. L. Pollard, 1969

Herbold's list - Ralph A. Herbold is the editor of the Southern California Research Lodge publications - books listed in his order of preference

1. The Craft and Its Symbols, by Allen E. Roberts, 1974
2. A Comprehensive View of Freemasonry, by Henry Wilson Coil, 1973
3. Born in Blood, by John J. Robinson, 1989
4. William Preston and His Work, by Colin Dyer, 1987
5. Workman Unashamed, by Christopher Haffner, 1989
6. A Pilgrim's Path, by John J. Robinson, 1993
7. House Undivided, by Allen E. Roberts, 1961
8. Masonic World Guide, by Kent Henderson, 1984
9. The Freemason at Work, by Harry Carr, 1976
10. Miracle at Philadelphia, by Catherine Drinker Bowen, 1966

Jackson's list - Thomas W. Jackson was the Grand Secretary for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and is the book reviewer for The Northern Light - books listed in his order of preference

1. A Pilgrim's Path, by John J. Robinson, 1993
2. House Undivided, by Allen E. Roberts, 1961
3. The Builders, by Joseph Fort Newton, 1914
4. Born in Blood, by John J. Robinson, 1989
5. Freemasonry: A Celebration of the Craft, by John Hamill & R.A. Gilbert (ed.), 1992
6. The Mystic Tie, by Allen E. Roberts, 1991
7. The Temple and the Lodge, by Michael Baigent & Richard Leigh, 1989
8. The Clergy and the Craft, by Forrest D. Haggard, 1970
9. Freemasonry in American History, by Allen E. Roberts, published 1985 by Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Inc., Richmond, Virginia, ISBN 0-88053-078-2
10. The Boy Who Cried Wolf, by Richard Thorn, 1995

McLeod's list - Wallace McLeod is professor of classics at Victoria College, University of Toronto, and past president of the Philalethes Society - books listed in his order of preference

1. Freemasons' Guide and Compendium, by Bernard E. Jones, 1950, 1956
2. Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia, by Henry Wilson Coil, 1961
3. The Freemason at Work, by Harry Carr, 1976
4. Freemasonry: A Celebration of the Craft, by John Hamill & R.A. Gilbert (ed.), 1992
5. The Pocket History of Freemasonry, by Fred L. Pick & G. Norman Knight, 1953
6. Whither Are We Traveling?, by Dwight L. Smith, 1962
7. The Master's Book, by Carl H. Claudy, 1935
8. Key to Freemasonry's Growth, by Allen E. Roberts, 1969
9. The Early Masonic Catechisms, by Douglas Knoop, G. P. Jones, & Douglas Hamer, 1953, 1963
10. A Pilgrim's Path, by John J. Robinson, 1993

Normand's list - Pete Normand is a Past Master of the Texas Lodge of Research and was editor of the former American Masonic Review - books listed in alphabetical order

1. Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia, by Henry Wilson Coil, 1961
2. The Freemason at Work, by Harry Carr, 1976
3. Freemasonry in American History, by Allen E. Roberts, published 1985 by Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Inc., Richmond, Virginia, ISBN 0-88053-078-2
4. Freemasonry Through Six Centuries, by Henry Wilson Coil, 1966
5. Freemasons' Guide and Compendium, by Bernard E. Jones, 1950, 1956
6. Masonic World Guide, by Kent W. Henderson, 1984
7. A Pilgrim's Path, by John J. Robinson, 1993
8. The Rise and Development of Organized Freemasonry, by Roy A. Wells, 1986
9. Workman Unashamed, by Christopher Haffner, 1989
10. World Freemasonry: An Illustrated History, by John Hamill & R. A. Gilbert, 1991


Suggestions about Masonic books by Paul M. Bessel

10 (or so) "favorite" or most significant Masonic books:

1. Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth Century Europe, by Margaret C. Jacob

This book is written by a college professor who has done a great deal of research, extremely well documented, showing that Freemasonry is in essence the living continuation of the Enlightenment, and was the training ground for democracy as it was developing in Western civilization. The Radical Enlightenment: Pantheists, Freemasons and Republicans, an earlier book by Margaret C. Jacob, is similar in its theme and detail. These two books present the best explanation of the importance of Freemasonry in history and in society today.

2. Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840, by Steven C. Bullock

Similar to Margaret Jacob's books in that this is also an excellent, detailed study by a college professor, this time about the role of Freemasonry in America. It presents the best explanation of what Freemasonry represented in the early and developing U.S., and why and how it helped shape our institutions and attitudes.

3. Coil's Masonic Encyclopedia, by Henry Wilson Coil, revised edition by Allen E. Roberts, published 1995 (revised edition) by Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co., Inc.

This is an excellent all around review of every subject relating to Freemasonry. It is interesting just to read random sections, and it is essential as a start for all Masonic research.

4. Freemasonry Universal: A New Guide to the Masonic World (volume 1 - The Americas, volume 2 - Africa, Europe, Asia, & Oceania), by Kent Henderson & Tony Pope

These books present the most detailed, well researched information about the current state of Freemasonry in every country in the world, including background information about how Masonry developed in each place. Every Mason who travels at all should have these books, which give information about what lodges exist, where, under which jurisdictions, and how they interact with other Masonic groups.

5. Lodge of the Double Headed Eagle: Two Centuries of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America’s Southern Jurisdiction, by William L. Fox, and Valley of the Craftsmen, A Pictorial History: Scottish Rite Freemasonry in America's Southern Jurisdiction 1801-2001, edited by William L. Fox

Both these books present an excellent history of Freemasonry, focusing, of course, on the Scottish Rite, and its role in American history. They are well documented and researched and present a clear story of Freemasonry's effects on the U.S. and vice versa.

6. House Undivided, The Story of Freemasonry and the Civil War, and House Reunited, both by Allen E. Roberts

These books, especially House Undivided, present the most extensive information about the role of Masons in the U.S. Civil War, one of the key events in U.S. and world history. In addition to presenting interesting stories for Masons to enjoy, these books put the actions of Masons in this era in context and explain what was going on around them. Roberts’ book, Freemasonry in American History, is similarly useful and interesting.

7. Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry?: The Methods of Anti-Masons, by Art de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris

This book presents the best and clearest explanations of the attacks that are made against Freemasonry, and the truth, with complete details, that can be used to respond to those who make these attacks. A similar book about allegations against Freemasonry and other conspiracy theories, and research about the real facts, is Conspiracy: How the Paranoid Style Flourishes and Where it Comes From, by Daniel Pipes. Another story of antimasonic allegations, and the truth, is presented in Fundamentalism & Freemasonry: The Southern Baptist Investigation of the Fraternal Order, by Gary Leazer, an excellent and detailed study of one specific attack on Masonry and all the details behind it.

8. The Antimasonic Party in the United States 1826-1843, by William Preston Vaughn

This is the only book that presents a complete and well researched description of the rise and fall of the Antimasonic movement and the political party it developed, in the early 1800s in the U.S. Many are not aware of the way in which Masons contributed to their own problems, but also the overall context in which this movement grew and was very successful for a long time.

9. Black Square and Compasses, and A Prince Hall Masonic Quiz Book, both by Joseph A. Walkes, Jr.

These books are probably the best and clearest stories of how Prince Hall Masonry was formed and how it developed and survived some of the most trying experiences Masons have had to face anywhere and anytime. Joe Walkes presents the facts exactly as he sees them, and all those who are not familiar with Prince Hall Masonry should read these books to learn about this important part of Freemasonry.

10. A Radical in the East, by S. Brent Morris, The Grand Design, by Wallace McLeod, and The Mystic Tie, by Allen E. Roberts, and Let Your Work Become Your Mark, by Stewart W. Miner

These are "collection" books, bringing together Masonic essays or speeches that the authors have used on various occasions. They present information and ideas about all facets of Freemasonry, and many Masons have been inspired to seek to join the Craft as a result of reading or hearing these messages.


Masonic Book Club (MBC)

usually publishes one Masonic book reprint each year, available for subscription

Robin L. Carr
1811 Hoover Dr.
Normal, IL 61761

rlcarr1@msn.com


"Popular" books related to Masonry, often through a real or imagined connection with the Knights Templar, Ark of the Covenant, or other "treasures"

Book Cover The Book of Hiram: Freemasonry, Venus and the Secret Key to the Life of Jesus
Christopher Knight, Robert Lomas
2003
Book Cover The Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed
by Laurence Gardner
1997
Book Cover The DaVinci Code
by Dan Brown
2003
Book Cover The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception
Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh
1991
Book Cover Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades
by John J. Robinson
1991
Book Cover The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasons and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus
by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas
1998
Holy Blood - Holy Grail Holy Blood, Holy Grail
by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
1982
Book Cover The Messianic Legacy
by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
1989
sequel to Holy Blood, Holy Grail
Book Cover Second Messiah
by Christopher Knight
, with Robert Lomas
2000
Book Cover The Sword and the Grail: The Story of the Grail, the Templars and the True Discovery of America
by Andrew Sinclair
1992
 
Book Cover The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ
by Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince
1997
Two Crowns for America Two Crowns for America
by Katherine Kurtz
1997
ISBN: 0-553-76248-6
Book Cover Uriel's Machine: Uncovering the Secrets of Stonehenge, Noah's Flood, and the Dawn of Civilization
by Christopher Knight, Robert Lomas
2001

 

 


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