Freemasonry has long been one of the most mysterious societies within the whole of Western civilization with its long and secrecy shrouded history. The target of speculation, romanticism, fear mongering, and awe alike, it is little wonder that many individuals are curious about this ancient and storied brotherhood. One of many books written on the subject, The Secrets of the Freemasons, pulled together by one Pat Morgan, is an interesting and informative guide to the basics of Freemasonry. It is, in large part, a good choice for beginners who have little to no knowledge about what freemasonry is. The title of the book lures in readers with promises of mysterious secrets, and leaves the same persistent reader with a better understanding of an old, fascinating, and often misunderstood organization. The back cover promises its audience intimate knowledge of “secret handshakes – what they are, why the exist, and their meanings,” in addition to the secrecy shrouded initiation rituals, some choice trivia on celebrity Freemasons, and a guide to various rituals and ceremonies that are generally closed to the public. For the most part, the book delivers on its promise, and in addition, does a fair job of debunking various myths, conspiracy theories, and rumors surrounding the organization.