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Freemasonry and the press in the twentieth century : a national newspaper study of England and Wales

Author: Paul Calderwood
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2013.
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By the end of the twentieth century, Freemasonry had acquired an unsavoury reputation as a secretive network of wealthy men looking out for each other's interests. The popular view is of an organisation that, if not actually corrupt, is certainly viewed with deep mistrust by the press and wider society. Focusing particularly on the role of the press, this book investigates the transformation of the image of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Calderwood
ISBN: 9781409454335 1409454339 9781409454342 1409454347 9781472403605 1472403606
OCLC Number: 813414896
Description: xiv, 361 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The source and treatment of news --
Politics --
Suspicion --
Religion --
Royal endorsement --
Membership --
Buildings --
Benevolence --
Overseas --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Paul Calderwood.

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