Deciphering the Lost Symbol: Freemasons, Myths and the Mysteries of Washington,, Part 3

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Ulysses Press, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 189 pages
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DISCOVER THE SECRETIVE BROTHERHOOD BEHIND DAN BROWN'S THE LOST SYMBOL

Freemason influence on the founding of Washington, D.C., is evident throughout the city's buildings, statues and monuments--but it's written in coded symbols that few people understand. Dan Brown's new thriller sends symbologist detective Robert Langdon through the capital to unravel its Masonic secrets. Now in Deciphering The Lost Symbol, Freemason expert Christopher L. Hodapp compares each clue and plot twist in Brown's story to the true facts.

•Discover the meaning of "The Lost Word"
•Decode Masonic and alchemical symbolism
•Explore the innermost rooms of Masonic lodges and temples
•Visit the restricted area of the U.S. Capitol and other landmarks
•Uncover secret patterns in Washington, D.C.'s maps and monuments
•Crack the codes buried in The Lost Symbol's artwork and puzzles
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
CHAPTER 1
11
CHAPTER 2
27
CHAPTER 3
35
CHAPTER 4
50
CHAPTER 5
74
CHAPTER 6
91
CHAPTER 7
109
CHAPTER 8
119
CHAPTER 9
141
CHAPTER 10
154
Endnotes
163
Selected Bibliography
170
Artwork Credits
176
Index
179
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Christopher Hodapp is a Freemason and a Past Master of two Masonic lodges. His first book, Freemasons for Dummies, has quickly become the most popular modern guide to the ancient and accepted fraternity of Freemasonry. His second book is the most complete guide to the history of the Freemasons in Washington, DC. He has written for the Indiana Freemason, Masonic Magazine and Templar History Magazine, and he is a monthly columnist for the Texas Home Gardener. Hodapp has spent more than twenty years in advertising as a commercial filmmaker.

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