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  • Author:
    Jasper Ridley
  • ISBN:
    1559706015
  • ISBN13:
    978-1559706018
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    Arcade Publishing; 1 edition (January 7, 2002)
  • Pages:
    357 pages
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101 Secrets of the Freemasons: The Truth Behind the World's Most Mysterious Society by Barb Karg Hardcover . 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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With a title as ominous as this, it's inevitable that the book would cause a stir

With a title as ominous as this, it's inevitable that the book would cause a stir. Masons - at least the Masons of today - don't like to be referred to as "powerful" and/or "secret", each of those words having a considerable amount of 'baggage' with some very negative connotations. Mr. Ridley has taken a daunting subject - the world-wide history of an organization composed of hundreds of sovereign entities - and attempted to make it both interesting and readable for the general audience.

The Freemasons are a subject of endless fascination. A history of Freemasonry through the ages, and an analysis of the secret society's role in the contemporary Western world. This was a fascinating book, at least in part because it puts a lens of clarity on a rather interesting topic. The writing is clear and the Ridley spends some energy documenting his statements. A history of Freemasonry through the ages, and an analysis of the secret society's role in the contemporary Western world

Many books about the Freemasons are hysterical polemics based on ludicrous conspiracy theories. Free Masons A History in the world's more powerful secret Society. com User, January 17, 2010

Many books about the Freemasons are hysterical polemics based on ludicrous conspiracy theories. com User, January 17, 2010. If you want the inside History of the Free Masons then this is the book for you. That said it can be a little dry a lot of history. But, thats what its all about the correct history (as the author writes it). Anyway after reading this book you will come away with a better understanding of the Freemasons in world history.

Ridley, Jasper Godwin. urn:asin:1559706015 urn:acs6:freemasons00jasp 0:epub:6a0-5518242e7b3e urn:acs6:freemasons00jasp 0:pdf:d6e-e212fbfc5098. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (PZ).

Though not a mason himself, Jasper Ridley nonetheless refutes many of the outrageous allegations made against .

Though not a mason himself, Jasper Ridley nonetheless refutes many of the outrageous allegations made against Freemasonry, while at the same time acknowledging the masons shortcomings: their clannishness, misogyny, obsession with secrecy, and devotion to arcane ritual. 28 people like this topic

The Freemasons are a subject of endless fascination

The Freemasons are a subject of endless fascination. But one of the pleasures of this book not to be overlooked is that it also comprises a compendium of notable Freemasons throughout the centuries, a Who's Who of prominent politicians and other leaders, writers, businessmen, thinkers and artists. Jasper Ridley concludes his illuminating and immensely readable survey with a chapter on Freemasonry in America today and an answer to the question, Are the Freemasons a menace?"-Back cover.

A respected historian and author of Napoleon III and Eugenie provides an in-depth history of freemasonry, exploring the inner workings of the powerful secret society, refuting many of the myths about the order, and shedding new light on the contributions of the freemasons to world history. 17,500 first printing.

Hellmaster
My grandfather and father-in-law were masons, as well as other relatives, and I've always been intrigued. No one ever asked me to join, though, and only later in life did I hear that one had to express interest. In any case, an organization that included so many of the founding fathers and hundreds of other distinguished Americans is worth understanding. This book traces Freemasonry back to misty beginnings before the Norman Conquest, and it outlines the ins and outs of Masons in all the countries of Europe, some of Asia, and the rest of the British Empire, and of course the U.S. We become aware that Masons have been involved in affairs both noble and tawdry, everywhere they lived; that they were sometimes embroiled in political nastiness and royal squabbles; that they participated in major political movements across centuries. All of this is interesting enough. What we don't find out about is what Masons believe, what informs their not so secret rituals, and why they have persisted so long.

The book was thus interesting enough, if sometimes tedious; but it never told me what I wanted to know. Why did my grandfather belong?
Black_Hawk_Down.
A well researched and balanced synopsis of the history of Freemasonry with details of individuals who belonged and some who didn't though they were accused of belonging. Doesn't reveal a lot of details of the internal workings and secrets, but enuouhg to give one a sense of the mystery. Leans more toward defending the society from the maligners, without whitewashing the bad parts.

Very interesting historical background and biographical context included to help the reader understand the circumstances of both the good and bad events.
SlingFire
Jumps around too much without anything like a real, events timeline. I tend to enjoy reading history but i can't recommend this one to anybody. I quit reading before the 60% read point, which is totally unusual for me since, I'm prone to stick in there until the bitter end. The book is sort of amazing in how it describes all the many conflicts that raged in various places during the 1700s and 1800s. It's sort of amazing people still exist!
Slowly writer
a little long in the tooth, and coulda been 150 pages less and would have been more interesting.
Shadowredeemer
More historically complete than other books I have reqad on this topic.
Nargas
Interesting but sometimes boring
Thordibandis
This is good introduction to the charges that the Freemasons are a danger to society. It surveys Masonic history in several nations and the periodic charges of anti-Masonic movements. While almost all charges are debunked, the author admits that Masonic movements in Italy and the Balkans have been political in their actions, sometimes posing threats
A good Read if You are interesrted in the Subject