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Solomon's Builders: Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington D.C. Paperback – December 21, 2006
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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
More About the Author
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° Freemason and a Knight Templar. He has appeared on the History Channel on the subject of Freemasonry and its role in the founding of the United States and the building of Washington D.C., the Discovery Channel, and most recently in 2012 in the History Channel program, "America's Book of Secrets: The Freemasons." In 2010, he and Von Kannon developed episodes for the History Channel program, "Brad Meltzer's Decoded," and web content for TruTV.
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Karl Grube, Ph.D., President - Bonisteel Masonic Library - Ann Arbor
Solomon's Builders covers the history and influence of Freemasonry in the founding of the United States and links the institution firmly within the enlightenment ideals that were spreading like wildfire around the globe; largely spread through Masonic lodges dispensing their own form of democracy and equality in every land.
This book is being marketed in hopes of taking advantage of the hype that will likely surround Dan Brown's next book 'Solomon's Key'. I can only encourage every person who reads Browns next work of fiction to turn to RWB Hodapp's well documented non-fiction presentation of the real story behind the myth.
If novels about masonry are leaving you wondering about Freemasonry, then read "Solomon's Builders" for reliable information.
He covers the founding of Freemasonry in the USA, as well as the Masonic influences (and addressing of some conspiracies) in the framing of the US government and establishment of the Capitol City, Washington DC.
This book is not a difficult read, and easily digested.
It can serve as a good starting point for historians and Masons interested in the origin of The Craft in the USA as well.
This book is an excellent read. I recommend it highly to Masons and non-Mason alike. It's well-worth the price.
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As an amateur Washington, D.C. historian the book opens a lot of "what if" theories. A good addition to a history library.Published 19 days ago by John Howard
A must read for Masons and non Masons alike! I found each chapter very interesting and packed full of information.Published 4 months ago by Steve Charles