Many geeks have a wide range of tastes. Solomon’s Builders by Christopher Hodapp hits one of mine: the early history of the United States, specifically the construction of Washington DC and the influence the Masons had on the early leaders of our country. If you have a geek you know and love who has interests in conspiracies, and specifically the Masons and the Templars, this would be a great book for him or her.
There are many secrets in Washington DC. Some of them have been fictionalized in Dan Brown’s and Thomas Greanias’ books, among many others. A lot of the stories you have heard and myths you may believe are discussed in this book. Some of them are debunked. For example, many books talk about the symbols you can make by drawing lines from certain monuments to others. They wonder at the evil intent behind the lines. Are they secret masonic messages or demonic in design? ”Drawing lines all over the map is like eating popcorn,” the author explains. ”There are half a dozen pentagrams, at least two six-pointed Seals of Solomon (Star of David), and countless square and compass patterns. You get even more if you cheat with streets that don’t go through, as the purveyors of these nonsensical claims do.”
Other passages talk about the famous stories of treasure buried in Washington DC. Is there treasure? Where could it be? The book offers some clues. What about other symbols, such as the pyramid and Seal of Solomon on the US dollar bill? I didn’t know there was a Star of David on the dollar bill. But it’s there. It is formed by the stars above the Eagle’s head.
Interestingly enough, I went to DC a couple of years ago and spent a lot of time in all those book stores looking for this type of book. Nobody had one for sale. That’s why I was so excited to get this from the publisher.
There are tons of different topics. It’s a great book to just pick up and thumb through before diving in and immersing yourself in history. I highly recommend it. Plus, it currently has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.
You can find this great book many places, I am sure. It’s for sale on Amazon. See the link below:
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