Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C.

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Author: Hodapp, Christopher


Number Of Pages: 324

Publisher: Ulysses Press

Details: Product description DID THE FREEMASONS CREATE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? Step back in time to the birth of a revolutionary new republic and discover how the utopian ideals of a visionary secret society laid the foundation for the most powerful nation on earth. Follow George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and other Founding Fathers as they transform the democratic principles of their Masonic lodges into a radical new nation. Solomon's Builders unravels history from myth as it takes you on a Freemason's tour of Washington, D.C. It reveals the evidence of Masonic influence during the construction of America and its new capital, including clues hidden in plain sight: Masonic connections to national monuments Puzzling pentagrams and symbolism in city streets Washington's temples of the "Widow's Sons" Solomon's Builders relates the true stories of our visionary Founders, and the fascinating meaning behind the cryptic codes, enigmatic symbols and intriguing architecture that was the basis for the sequel to The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown's novel The Lost Symbol. About the Author Christopher Hodapp is a Freemason and a Past Master of two Masonic Lodges. His first book, Freemasons for Dummies, is the most popular modern guide to the ancient and accepted fraternity of Freemasonry. He has appeared on the History and Discovery Channels, and recently developed episodes for "Brad Meltzer's Decoded." Review Well written account of the philosophical thinking that led to the formation of a common man's democracy... The reference book that teachers need to use in their American History classes. -- Karl Grube, Ph.D., Bonisteel Masonic Library, Ann Arbor, MI One of the better books that I have seen that credits Freemasonry where credit is due... --Thomas W. Jackson, The Northern Light Magazine What distinguishes SOLOMON'S BUILDERS from the good and bad, malicious and benevolent, is its honesty, humor and clarity . . . --Mark A. Tabbert, Author: American Freemasons (A)n academically written book on the early days of American Freemasonry without the pretentious trappings of most scholarly treatments on the subject. --Stephen Dafoe, Author: Nobly Born Review Freemasons For Dummies |||0764597965|19.99|John Wiley|09/2005|16,000 in 9 months|| About the Author Christopher L. Hodapp is the editor emeritus of the "Journal of The Masonic Society." He is the author of the best-selling Freemasons For Dummies, and Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C. His newest book, Heritage Endures: Perspectives On 200 Years of Indiana Freemasonry will be published in January 2018. He is also the co-author with Alice VonKannon of The Templar Code For Dummies and Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies. He is a 33° Scottish Rite Freemason and a Knight Templar, and belongs to countless appendant Masonic bodies and research organizations. In 2010, he and Von Kannon developed episodes for the History Channel program, Brad Meltzer's Decoded, and content for TruTV. They have appeared on History, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and the American Heroes Channel, most recently on America: Fact Vs. Fiction. His Freemasons For Dummies blog is the world's most widely read source of national and international news about the Masonic fraternity. Hodapp has spent more than twenty-five years editing, writing and directing as a commercial filmmaker. He has written for corporate and non-profit programs, and his voice has appeared in many television and radio commercials. He is a popular speaker and appears on radio and TV, and at Masonic lodges and schools across North America. Chris lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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