The Craft: How Freemasons Made The Modern World
- Global History, Society & Culture
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Inside the Freemasons' brotherhood
Founded in London in 1717 as a way of binding men in fellowship, Freemasonry proved so addictive that within two decades it had spread across the globe. Under George Washington, the Craft became a creed for the new American nation. Masonic networks held the British Empire together. Under Napoleon, it became a tool of authoritarianism and then a cover for revolutionary conspiracy. Both the Mormon Church and the Sicilian mafia owe their origins to Freemasonry. Yet the Masons were as feared as they were influential.
John Dickie's The Craft is an enthralling exploration of this famous and misunderstood secret brotherhood, a movement that helped to forge modern society and still has contemporary influence.
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|Release Date:||August 18, 2020|