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)

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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

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

User Review  - 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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