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Some books are for fun and some are for research.  The following is a list of books that have been recommended for reading on the topic of Freemasonry.  Some of these books came from lists of other lodges and Grand Lodges as well as some of the Brothers within our lodge. 

 

  • 150 Famous Masons by John Parsons
  • 1776 by David McCullough
  • A Pilgrimʼs Path by John J. Robinson
  • A Secret Society History of the Civil War by Mark A. Lause
  • A Traditional Observance Lodge by Cliff Porter
  • Aristotleʼs Children by Richard E. Rubenstein
  • Beneath the Stone by C. Bruce Hunter
  • Black Square and Compass by Joseph A. Walkes
  • Born in Blood by John J. Robinson
  • Bowling Alone by Robert Putnam
  • Brother Truman by Allen E. Roberts
  • Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717 – 1927 by Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs
  • Coilʼs Masonic Encyclopedia by Henry Coil & Allen E. Roberts
  • Confessions of a Born Again Fundamentalist Freemason by Nelson King
  • Crown of Serpents by Mike Karporage
  • For the Good of the Order: Examining The Shifting Paradigm within Freemasonry by John Bizzack
  • Foreign Countries by Carl H. Claudy
  • Freemasonry – A Celebration of the Craft by John Hamill & Robert Gilbert
  • Freemasonry at the Top by John Beaumont
  • Freemasonry in American History by Allen E. Roberts
  • Freemasonry Today Magazine (online only)
  • Freemasonry: A Journey through Ritual and Symbol by W. K. Macnulty
  • Freemasonry: Its Hidden Meaning by George H. Steinmetz
  • Freemasons at Gettysburg by Sheldon A. Munn
  • Freemasons for Dummies by Christopher Hodapp
  • Freemasonsʼ Guide and Compendium by Bernard E. Jones
  • G. Washington: Master Mason by Allen E. Roberts
  • House Undivided by Allen E. Roberts
  • How Good People Make Tough Choices by Rushworth Kidder
  • Introduction to Freemasonry by Carl H. Claudy
  • Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry? by Art DeHoyos & S. Brent Morris
  • Leading Change by John P. Kotter
  • Making Light: A Handbook for Freemasons by Julian Rees
  • Masonic Temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine Archetypes by William D. Moore
  • Masonry and Its Symbols by H. W. Percival
  • Moral Courage by Rushworth Kidder
  • Native American Freemasonry: Associationalism and Performance in America by Joy Porter
  • Newly Made Mason by H. L. Heywood
  • Out of the Shadows: The Emergence of Prince Hall Freemasonry in America by Alton G. Roundtree & Paul M. Bessel
  • Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar by Tom Chathcart & Daniel Klein
  • Revolutionary Brotherhood by Steven C. Bullock
  • Sesquicentennial History Book by Russell G. Reno
  • Solomonʼs Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington DC by Christopher Hodapp
  • Symbolism of the Blue Lodge Degrees of Freemasonry: Albert Pikeʼs ESOTERKA transcribed and edited by Art DeHoyos
  • The Art and Architecture of Freemasonry by James Stevens Curl
  • The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates
  • The Better Angles of Our Nature: Freemasonry in the American Civil War by Michael A. Hallern
  • The Complete Idiotʼs Guide to Freemasonry by S. Brent Morris
  • The Freemasons: A History of the Worldʼs Most Powerful Secret Society by Jasper Ridley
  • The Initiatic Experience by Robert Herd
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • The Magus of Freemasonry: The Mysterious Life of Elias Ashmole by Tobias Churton
  • The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth about the Symbols, the Secret Rites and the History of Freemasonry by Jay Kenney
  • The Masonic Society Magazine
  • The Masonʼs Words by Robert G. Davis
  • The Mystic Tie by Allen E. Roberts
  • The Origins of Freemasonry by David Stevenson
  • The Rosslyn Hoax? By Robert L. D. Cooper
  • The Temple and the Lodge by Michael Baigent & Richard Leigh
  • Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose
  • Understanding Manhood in America by Robert G. Davis
   
   
   
CBS Sunday Morning aired a segment about Freemasonry presented by journalist Mo Rocca. This piece proved to be a fun, well balanced, and informative look at the fraternity. Among those interviewed were distinguished Masonic scholar and UCLA professor Margaret Jacob, as well as renowned Masonic author and editor of The Scottish Rite Journal, S. Brent Morris. Watch the video segment about Freemasonry via CBS Sunday Morning and view their accompanying piece, "9 things you didn't know about Freemasonry".
   
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