Book Description: THE SYMBOL WAS LOST... BUT THE TRUTH HAS BEEN FOUND! With his blockbuster bestselling novels The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, author Dan Brown introduced readers to a world of symbols and secret societies, men of God warring with men of Science, and the adventures of brilliant Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon. Now, with his newest novel, The Lost Symbol, Brown has woven a complex web of intrigue, religion, technology, and great historical figures guiding the destiny of mankind. Inside, you will find the truth behind The Lost Symbol's history and myths, such as: * The strength and influence of the enigmatic Freemasons throughout history * The founding fathers of the United States--and their possible connections with secret organizations such as the Illuminati and the Templars * The meaning within the symbols of the Great Seal of the United States * The identity of the Masonic "Great Architect of the Universe" * And so much more! For armchair historians and devoted fans-or those who want to know where the line is drawn between fact and fiction-this is the ultimate guide to the mysteries, symbolism, and historical contexts of Dan Brown's thrilling novel. Includes 8 pages of photos and illustrations!