Since I was a history major in college, with a specialty in American history, and with a particular interest in our revolutionary period, I definitely liked getting Brown's tour guide introduction to the many wonderful symbols that abound in Washington, D.C. The Lost Symbol never leaves the confines of the District of Columbia, and lets us see our beloved Washington landmarks in a new light. Readers will conclude that they didn't know as much about them as they thought they did. At least, that was my personal reaction.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. That's from John 1:1.