Sat, Jul 29|
How Freemasons Made the Modern World
Author John Dickie presents on his bestselling book, The Craft, How Freemasons Made the Modern World. Business meeting at 2 p.m. Talk starts at 3 p.m. (open).
Time & Location
Jul 29, 3:00 PM – Jul 30, 5:00 PM
Denver, 4819 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80207, USA
About the event
"A fascinating tale...Mr Dickie has turned legend into history." ―The Economist "Convincingly researched and thoroughly entertaining." ―The Wall Street Journal "The Craft is a superb book that often reads like an adventure novel. It's informative, fascinating and often very funny."―The Times (UK) "The Craft is a shadow history of modernity. Though more sober than most lodge meetings, it is, like its subject, ingenious and frequently bizarre... The Craft is well-crafted and sensible, making good use of English archives which have only recently been opened." ― Spectator "[John Dickie] takes on this sensational subject with a wry turn of phrase and the cool judgment of a fine historian... I enjoyed this book enormously. Dickie's gaze is both wide and penetrating. He makes a persuasive case for masonry's historic importance."―Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday TimesAbout the Author
John Dickie is Professor of Italian Studies at University College, London. His book, Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia, is an international bestseller, with over 20 translations, and won the CWA Dagger Award for non-fiction. Since then he has published Delizia! The Epic History of the Italians and their Food (2007) -- now a six-part TV series for History Channel Italia and other networks worldwide. In 2005 the President of the Italian Republic appointed him a Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana. He lives in London.