+1 on both of those. They are well written by reputable authors, and are meant to be either read from cover to cover or as a resource for individual topic studies.
The Dummies book has been read by about 8 people at our station. 6 have joined after reading it and talking to me and another brother. Well written and some great stories that you otherwise might not have heard about. Well recommended.I have recycled MY copy of "Freemasons for Dummies" to a number of people. I enjoyed the read. One of those I have passed it to just petitioned and another is reading it now. Its a great 'brochure" when I am asked what "that freemason/lodge thing is about?". It leads to great questions about why I personally chose to pursue Freemasonry.
I also now need to expand my FM reading material greatly.
I grew up in Sierra Vista back in the 60's thru 80's. We never used to have Border issues next to Ft. Huachuca. Quiet little SW town. The last time I was down there it was full of towers and check points. Times change. Be safe, Brother!!!Border Patrol. Nogales, AZ.