Skull & Bones

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Further Knowledge

Here are some suggested books and films about this topic. Not all of them are easy to obtain, but we've tried to link places to find them.

Fleshing Out Skull & Bones

This chronicle of espionage, drug smuggling, and elitism in Yale University's Skull & Bones society offers rare glimpses into this secret world with previously unpublished documents, photographs, and articles that delve into issues such as racism, financial ties to the Nazi party, and illegal corporate dealings. A complete list of members, including George Bush, George W. Bush, and John F. Kerry, and reprints of rare magazine articles are included.

America's Secret Establishment

Takes a behind-the-scenes look at Yale's mysterious society, the Order of the Skull and Bones, and its prominent members, numbering among them Tafts, Rockefellers, Pillsburys, and Bushes. This book reveals that far from being a campus fraternity, the society is more concerned with the success of its members in the post-collegiate world.

Skulls and Keys

Dave Richards, an alum of Yale, takes us through the history from Phi Beta Kappa in the American Revolution (originally a social and drinking society) through Skull and Bones and its rivals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While there have been articles and books on some of those societies, there has never been a scholarly history of the system as a whole.

Secrets of the Tomb

This is the only exposé of one of the world's most secretive and feared organizations: Yale University's nearly 200-year-old secret society, Skull and Bones. Through society documents and interviews with dozens of members, Robbins explains why this old-boy product of another time still thrives today.

The Skulls

Yes, this movie from the year 2000 is as cheesy as you would expect, however it's an interesting (and very tame) take on the Skull & Bones, as whitewashed by hollywood.An Ivy League crew star gets the chance of a lifetime when he is invited to join the secretive Skulls society in this thriller.