Originally published in 1904, The Story of Freemasonry by W.G. Sibley is one of those classic sources of Masonic history that should be in every Mason and history buff's library.
Unlike treatments... More > of Masonic history by the likes of Mackey, Waite and Gould, Sibley covers the subject in an easy to digest and conversational manner that leaves the reader wanting more.
Sibley looks at such topics as the legend of Hiram, the attempts to exterminate Freemasonry, the mystery of the William Morgan affair to name a few. However, it is his explanation of the origin and structure of the Scottish and York Rites and their relationship to Craft Masonry that is perhaps worth the price of the book alone.< Less