The Masonic Reader

Note: For our brothers who prefer “turning pages and the smell of printer’s ink” versus reading from a computer screen, we have  included a list of books that deal with freemasons and freemasonry.  Those appearing with an asterisk (*) after the title can be found in the reading room of the Portsmouth Masonic Temple [This lending library is provided by the James E. Whalley Museum].  New books will be added as we become aware of them, and Brothers are welcomed to send in titles to be added to the list (please include author and date of publication with the title).

American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities .  Mark A. Tabbert (2006)

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Freemasonry in the American Civil War. Michael A. Halleran (2010)

Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry (Hardcover). John J. Robinson (1990)

Brother Truman: The Masonic Life and Philosophy of Harry S. Truman. Allen E. Roberts (1985)

Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927. Jessica L. Harland-Jacobs (2007)

Colonial Freemasonry. Conrad Hahn, et. al. (1973)

The Complete Idiots Guide to Freemasonry. S. Brent Morris (2006)

Cornerstones of  Freedom: A Masonic Tradition. S. Brent Morris (1992)

A Dictionary of Freemasonry. Robert Macoy (2000)

The Freemasons: An Illustrated Book of An Ancient Brotherhood Michael Johnstone (2005)

Freemasonry: A Celebration of the Craft. John Hamill, Robert Gilbert (1992)

Freemasonry: An Introduction. Mark Koltko-Rivera, Ph. D.

Freemasonry and Democracy: Its Evolution in North America. Allen E. Roberts and Wallace MacLeod (1997)

Freemasonry in American History. Allen E. Roberts (1985)

Freemasons for Dummies. Christopher Hodapp (2005)

Freemason’s Guide and Compendium, [new and revised edition].  Bernard E. Jones and J. Heron Lepper (2006)

Freemasons Symbols and Ceremonies for Dummies. Christopher Hodapp (2010)

Freemasonry Through Six Centuries. Henry Wilson Coil (1966)

The Hiram Key: Pharaohs, Freemasonry, and the Discovery of the Secret Scrolls of Jesus. Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas  (2001)

Is it True What They Say About Freemasonry? (revised).  Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris (2010)

Living the Enlightenment: Freemasonry and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Margaret Jacob (1991)

The Lost Keys of Freemasonry. Manly P. Hall (1923, reprint 2006)

Masonic Words and Phrases. R. Poll Michael (Ed.) (2005)

The Origins of Freemasonry: Scotland’s Century 1590 – 1710. David Stevenson (1990)

The Origins of Freemasonry: Facts and Fictions. Margaret Jacobs (2007)

Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of  the American Social Order 1730-1840. Steven C. Bullock (1998)

Solomon’s Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers, and the Secrets of Washington, D.C. Christopher Hodapp  (2007)

The Symbolism of Freemasonry: Illustrating and Explaining Is Science and Philosophy, Its Legends, Myths, and Symbols [reprint]*.  Albert Gallatin Mackey (2010)

Three Centuries of Freemasonry in New Hampshire*. Rt. W.M. Gerald D. Foss (1972)