Book of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite
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Book of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite

This fully illustrated book contains instructions in all the Degrees from the third to the thirty-third, and last Degree of the Rite, together with ceremonies of inauguration, institution, installation, grand visitations, reflections, lodges of sorrow, adoption, constitutions, general regulations, calendar, etc.

The Book of the Words
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The Book of the Words

Masonry is permeated with powerful symbolism-both verbal and pictorial-that arouses the mental, spiritual, and intellectual life of those who use them. This extremely interesting study, once limited to 150 copies, gives the correct spelling of, and analyzes all the "significant words" (pass words, etc.) in, the Scottish Rite from the 1st through 30th degrees inclusive. In addition to being an etymological dictionary Pike explains why...

The Cathedral Builders; The Story of a Great Masonic Guild - Free PDF | Global Grey ebooks
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The Cathedral Builders; The Story of a Great Masonic Guild

This book focuses not so much on the secret society aspect of the Freemasons, but on the architecture. Taken from the first chapter: 'Is it likely that many single architects in different countries would have had the same ideas at the same time? Could any single architect, indeed, have designed every detail of even one of those marvellous complex buildings? or have executed or modelled one-tenth of the wealth of sculpture lavished on...

Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan By Thomas Hobbes

Leviathan or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil is a book written by Thomas Hobbes and published in 1651. Its name derives from the biblical Leviathan. The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory. Written during the English Civil War (1642–1651), Leviathan argues for a social c...

Ten Days That Shook the World
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Ten Days That Shook the World

A book by the American journalist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which he experienced firsthand. Reed followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders closely during his time in Russia. He died in 1920, shortly after the book was finished, and he is one of the few Americans buried at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis in Moscow, a site normally reserved only for the most prominent Soviet leaders.

Our Revolution by Leon Trotsky
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Our Revolution by Leon Trotsky

Our Revolution, Essays on Working–Class and International Revolution, 1904–1917, Collected and Translated, with Biography and Explanatory Notes By Moissaye J. Olgin. The translator has, here, reproduced some of the more important revolutionary essays of the Russian leader, dating from the eve of the revolution of 1905 to March, 1917, when Bronstein, or "Trotsky" left the United States to assume the leadership of the Bolsheviki forces.

My Life by Leon Trotsky
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My Life by Leon Trotsky

First published in 1930 and written in the first year of his exile in Turkey, this is the autobiography of the Russian Communist leader, Leon Trotsky. Starting with his youth, the book covers all of his political life, including the Revolution of 1905, the Revolution of 1917, the Civil War in Russia, his struggle against Stalinism and his expulsion from the Communist Party.

Table Talk By William Hazlitt
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Table Talk By William Hazlitt

Table-Talk is a collection of essays by the English cultural critic and social commentator William Hazlitt. It was originally published as two volumes. The essays deal with topics such as art, literature and philosophy.

Story of Utopias By Lewis Mumford
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Story of Utopias By Lewis Mumford

This is a survey of the development of the concept of Utopia, by one of the foremost urban planning theorists of the 20th century. This was Mumford's first book. He starts with a survey of the major utopias, some well-known, others less so. We look at Plato's Republic, More's Utopia, Andreæ's Christanopolis, Bacon's New Atlantis, Campanella's City of the Sun, Fourier's Phalanxes, Cabet's Icaria, Bellamy's Looking Backward, Morris' Ne...

An Essay on the Principle of Population
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An Essay on the Principle of Population

First published anonymously in 1798, this book predicted a grim future, as population increased. While it was not the first book on population, it was revised for over 28 years and has been acknowledged as the most influential work of its era. A key portion of the book was dedicated to what is now known as Malthus' Iron Law of Population. This theory suggested that growing population rates would contribute to a rising supply of labou...