|Manly P. Hall. Mitch Horowitz, intro.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||288 / 2019|
Perhaps best known for the 1928 book The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P. Hall (1901-90) brought his taste for esoteric lore to his writings about American history. In this career spanning anthology, Hall ponders the ancient history of the land, as well as Colonial, Masonic, and Native American rituals. Here too are profiles of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, but also spiritualist Andrew Jackson Davis and Confederate general turned fanatical Freemason, Albert Pike. In his introduction, PEN Award winning historian Mitch Horowitz reintroduces this intriguing and idiosyncratic author and lecturer.