Secret America: Hidden Symbols, Codes and Mysteries of the United States by Karg and Sutherland traces the foundations of America, as far back as ancient times. For instance, Akhenaten was considered the first real American who lead his people to equality in 1370BC. The Aten was an ancient religion founded upon the pharoh.
The eye of the taurus is on the Great American seal. The symbol of Wall Street success and strength is the bull. Both of these symbols have become a part of American insignias associated with officialdom and signs of authority.
The authors discuss common American icons like the Bohemian Club and Opus Dei. The Bohemian Club’s yearly meeting has been held for more than a century at the Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio in the county of Sonoma, California. Membership is limited to about 2700 and journalists are not favored. Literally, every Republican President since Herbert Hoover has belonged to the Bohemian Club.
The Rosicrucian Order is another society cited by the authors. Famous adherents include da Vinci, Rabelais, Francis Bacon, Descartes, Pascal, Newton and Benjamin Franklin according to the authors.
The book also documents signers of the Constitution who were free masons. This list includes famous personages like John Dickinson, Dan Carroll, Benjamin Franklin, Rufus King, President George Washington, Joe Smith and Brigham Young. Other American statesmen who were members of the Brotherhood of Free Masons include Fiorello La Guardia, Sam Nunn and Earl Warren.
Secret America is a collection of Masonic information which most Americans have little authoritative information about. The presentation provides interesting facts which round out the readers’ knowledge of American history. A strength of the work is that the authors have centralized a lot of little known information into a single work. The book is easy to read and understand.