Order A Deserving Brother: George Washington and Freemasonry

December 01, 2022

Order <i>A Deserving Brother: George Washington and Freemasonry</i>

Act now to order your copy of A Deserving Brother: George Washington and Freemasonry, published by the University of Virginia Press in conjunction with The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association.

This book will be the definitive account of Brother Washington’s Masonic membership. Relying on the latest research, this book fully explores Washington’s relationship with the fraternity, including a chronology of his involvement, color photos of documents, minute books, aprons and other entries which bring his Masonic life to light. Also featuring:

  • An Introduction by Dr. Edward Lengel, Ph.D.
  • 50 color images and 60 entries documenting George Washington’s membership in, and relationship with, Freemasonry, 1752 – 1799
  • Chapter Introductions explain Freemasonry’s growth and development in America during Washington’s lifetime
  • Epilogue on the interpretation of Washington’s membership from 1799 to the present

Update: Don't miss this playback of Mount Vernon’s Ford Evening Book Talk, featuring Mark Tabbert. Mark discusses his new book, A Deserving Brother, which documents the significance of Freemasonry in Washington’s life and career by clearly presenting each piece of evidence.

Reviews of the book have begun to appear:

  • A Deserving Brother offers a refresher for the Masonic amateur and a useful primer of sorts for the entirely unfamiliar. The organization’s dedication to brotherhood and honesty—its symbols of the plumb of rectitude, the compass of moderation, the square of virtue and the level of equality—resonate with the democratic traditions of the United States from its founding to the present. ”—Priscilla Montgomery Jensen, Wall Street Journal
  • “...without question the most extensive, detailed and truthful accounting of Washington and his Freemasonry as he lived it.”—Chris Hodapp, Freemasons for Dummies blog
  • “Mark Tabbert has given students of American history a magnificent resource that can be used as the springboard for more extensive analyses of Washington’s experience of the Masonic fraternity.”—Shawn Eyer

Cloth, 304 pages, 8 × 10½ inches
ISBN 978-0-813-94721-1

Order a copy: $34.95 plus shipping through Macoy Masonic Publishing and Supply