Nonfiction by Alice Von Kannon and Christopher L. Hodapp



If you’re looking to get the inside scoop on the mystery and history of the Knights Templar and their secret society, the The Templar Code For Dummies (Wiley; June 2007; 384 pages) is for you.  This no-nonsense guide reveals the meaning behind the cryptic codes and secret rituals of the medieval brotherhood of warrior monks known as the Knights Templar.

The Templar Code For Dummies is for those who have a genuine interest in the Templars, as well as the millions of people whose interest was sparked after reading or watching The Da Vinci Code and want to know more about the Knights Templar and other secret societies. The Templar Code is more than an intriguing cipher or a mysterious symbol – it is the Code by which the Knights Templar lived and died, the Code that bound them together in secrecy, and the Code that inspired them to nearly superhuman feats of courage and endurance.

ISBN: 978-0-470-12765-0

Wiley Publishing, Paperback, 384 pages, 2007 $19.99


Your guide to an undiscovered world of arcane rites and rituals. Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies covers some of the most famous--and infamous--conspiracy theories throughout history.

Whether you're a skeptic or a true believer, this fascinating guide, packed with the latest information, walks you through some of the most infamous conspiracy theories — like Area 51, the assassination of JFK, the death of Princess Diana, and the 9/11 attacks — and introduces you to such mysterious organizations as the Illuminati, the Bilderbergers, Freemasons, the Ninjas, the Mafia, Rosicrucians, the Ku Klux Klan, and more. Sorting out fact from fiction, you'll be able to explore their impact on society today.

ISBN: 978-0-470-18408-0

Wiley Publishing, Paperback, 362 pages, 2008  $19.99