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  • Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930by Lynn Dumenil

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    As the United States moved from Victorian values to those of modern consumerism, the religious component of Freemasonry was increasingly displaced by a secular ideology of service (like that of business and professional clubs), and the Freemasons' psychology of asylum from the competitive world gave way to the aim of good fellowship" within it. This... more...

  • The Athenaeumby Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Impress Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    The Athenaeum was founded in 1824 as a meeting place for those who enjoy the life of the mind. Over the years its members have included scientists, clergy, lawyers, artists, writers, civil servants, doctors and academics. In its history 52 members have won the Nobel Prize. Frequently serious discussions take place in the Drawing Room, the Coffee Room,... more...

  • Fishing with Harryby Tony Baws; Suzie Baws

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2014; US$ 9.84

    Harry, an incorrigible, engaging and dapper biscuit salesman in his forties, ex-Army and the City, becomes the unlikely angling companion of young Tony, the love-struck, shy 19-year-old accountant who is courting his step-daughter. Throughout the 1960s, this unique fishing friendship is cemented via a series of largely nocturnal fishing jaunts across... more...

  • That Religion in Which All Men Agreeby David G. Hackett

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    This powerful study weaves the story of Freemasonry into the narrative of American religious history. Freighted with the mythical legacies of stonemasons? guilds and the Newtonian revolution, English Freemasonry arrived in colonial America with a vast array of cultural baggage, which was drawn on, added to, and transformed during its sojourn through... more...

  • Scout Tests and How to Pass Themby The Scout Association

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    Scouting has been in existence since 1907, offering children and young adults over 100 years of adventure, Jamborees, summer camps, badges, scarves and gang shows. The collection of the badges has always been the backbone of the movement, and back in 1914 a book was published that gathered together all of the legendary badges and gave instruction on... more...

  • Ancient Mystic Ritesby Charles Webster Leadbeater

    Quest Books 2013; US$ 14.00

    Combining seership with science, Leadbeater presents this absorbing, in-depth, study of the mystery schools of Egypt, Greece, Judea, the Knights Templar of the Middle Ages, and the emergence of Co-Masonry in the twentieth century. more...

  • Schismby Ric Berman

    Sussex Academic Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    This book examines the creation of the Antients Grand Lodge and traces the influence of Ireland and the London Irish, especially that of Laurence Dermott, the Antients? Grand Secretary, in the development of freemasonry in the second half of the 18th century. It demonstrates the relative accessibility of the Antients and contrasts this with the exclusivity... more...

  • Freemasonry and the Press in the Twentieth Centuryby Paul Calderwood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95

    By the end of the twentieth century, Freemasonry had acquired an unsavoury reputation as a secretive network of wealthy men looking out for each other’s interests. The popular view is of an organisation that, if not actually corrupt, is certainly viewed with deep mistrust by the press and wider society. Focusing particularly on the role of the... more...

  • Meeting Placesby Louise Miskell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    The four national associations studied in this book are the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (NAPSS), the Royal Archaeological Institute (RAI) and the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE), who held annual meetings in 62 different provincial towns and cities... more...

  • Freemasons For Dummiesby Christopher Hodapp

    Wiley 2013; US$ 15.99

    Take the mystery out of the Freemasons Fascinated by Freemasons? Freemasons For Dummies is the internationally bestselling introduction to the Masons, the oldest and largest "secret society" in the world. This balanced, eye-opening guide demystifies Freemasonry, explaining everything from its elaborate rituals and cryptic rites, to its curious... more...