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The Secret History of America

The Secret History of America

Classic Writings on Our Nation's Unknown Past and Inner Purpose

Manly P. Hall; Edited and Introduced by Mitch Horowitz; Preface by Greg Salyer

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A compilation of rare works on the untold history and destiny of America by acclaimed occult writer Manly P. Hall.

Writer and scholar Manly P. Hall (1901-1990) is one of the most significant names in the study of the esoteric, symbolic, and occult. His legendary book The Secret Teachings of All Ages has been an underground classic since its publication in 1928. The Secret History of America expands on that legacy, offering a collection of Hall’s works—from books and journals to transcriptions of his lectures—all relating to the hidden past and unfolding future of our nation.

Hall believed that America was gifted with a unique purpose to explore and share principles of personal freedom, self-governance, and independent thought. PEN Award-winning historian, Mitch Horowitz has curated a powerful collection of Hall’s most influential and insightful works that capture and explore these ideas. Never before collected in one volume, the material in The Secret History of America explores the rich destiny, unseen history, and hidden meaning of America.


Manly P. Hall’s America—and Ours

by Mitch Horowitz

I’ll never forget the first time I heard the name: Manly P. Hall. It was a summer day about twenty years before this writing. I was having...

Praise for The Secret History of America

"The Secret History of America is a super-splendid collection of materials by Mr. Hall on the esoterica pertinent to our country. It is by far the most informative work on that subject and it is bound to be to the great benefit of the American people when they read it."—Stephan A. Hoeller -

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Manly P. Hall; Edited and Introduced by Mitch Horowitz; Preface by Greg Salyer

Manly P. Hall (1901-1990) founded the Philosophical Research Society, an organization dedicated to the dissemination of useful knowledge in a variety of philosophical fields. He is best known for his 1928 classic, The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

MITCH HOROWITZ is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library and the PEN Award-winning author of Occult America and The Miracle Club. He hosts the shows Master Class and One Simple Idea on the New Thought Channel. Visit him on Facebook and Twitter.

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