The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society

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Arcade Publishing, Dec 9, 2002 - History - 357 pages
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Eminent historian Ridley offers a thoughtful, rounded assessment of freemasonry throughout the ages, from its origins up to the present day. Not a mason himself, Ridley nonetheless refutes many of the outrageous allegations made against the order and puts into proper perspective its many contributions to civilization over the centuries.

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Review: The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society (Brief History)

User Review  - Andra Constantin - Goodreads

A walk through the history and the influence the Freemason might or might not have had in the most important events that shaped our era. Do not expect to find an explanation about how the Freemasons ... Read full review

Review: The Freemasons: A History of the World's Most Powerful Secret Society (Brief History)

User Review  - Bradley Pollard - Goodreads

As an American Freemason, it was a good history of Freemasonry on the continent and a good lesson in French history. I did get bogged down at times, however. Read full review

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Jasper Ridley s many works include "Napoleon III; Eugenie, Garibaldi, and Mussolini"; and "The Freemasons". He lives and works in London, England.

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