A book by a St. Lawrence University graduate was recently named best book
in the pictorial category in the annual New England Book Show.
Valley of the Craftsmen: A Pictorial History of Scottish Rite Freemasonry
in America's Southern Jurisdiction 1801-2001, by William L. Fox '75, won the
award at the show, sponsored
by the Bookbuilders of Boston. Fox is acting vice president for enrollment
management at Goucher College, and the book is the third he has authored.
A review of the volume in The Goucher Quarterly states, "From
the reproduced color of the lithographs of Scottish Rite Freemasons in their
traditional early 19th century garb to the photographs of the imposing
architecture of marbled buildings that outsiders associate with freemasonry,
the composition of this volume should serve as a model for similar
books celebrating American associations."
Fox also wrote an earlier book on the history of the Freemasons, who
commissioned the latest volume to commemmorate their 200th anniversary.