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.

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