"From the illustrious George Washington and the infamous J. Edgar Hoover to brilliant imaginer Walt Disney and bad boy of baseball Ty Cobb, Freemasons have influenced every aspect of American life. Yet this secret society remains as controversial and mysterious as ever. In this book, you'll learn the truth about: *The power and meaning behind the symbols, rites, and rituals *Alleged connections with Jack the Ripper, the KKK, and the Holy Grail *Freemasons vs. the Nazis *The centuries-long rivalry with the Catholic Church *Freemasonry's growing influence here and abroadAs the largest-and oldest-fraternal organization, the Freemasons will continue to shape the world we live in for the foreseeable future. With this tell-all guide, you'll unravel the mystery of this intriguing society-one secret at a time!."-- Provided by publisher.