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Nixon鈥檚 First Cover鈥怳p: The Religious Life of a Quaker President

By H. Larry Ingle. University of Missouri Press, 2015. 288 pages. $50/hardcover or eBook. In the wake of the Watergate [鈥

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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What value does a draft have?

I was surprised and troubled to see an article in Friends Journal that concludes that Quakers should, 鈥渄emand that the [鈥


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Stolen Trust: Theft at the Meetinghouse

How one meeting responded to embezzlement from within.

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, has been active in it and Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association for many years. His latest book, tentatively titled Nixon鈥檚 First Cover-up: A Religious Biography of a Quaker President, will be published by the University of Missouri Press.


Posted in: Features, February 2014
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Richard Nixon鈥檚 First Cover鈥怳p

While Nixon occasionally mentioned his Quaker background, the exact nature of his faith remained obscure.

Larry Ingle is a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting and professor emeritus at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He is author of聽Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation聽(1986),聽First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism聽(1994), and a forthcoming study of Richard Nixon鈥檚 religion. An earlier version of this was published on our website in January 2013.


Posted in: June/July 2013: Quaker Testimonies, Witness
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The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist

By Marcus Rediker. Beacon Press, 2017. 194 pages. $26.95/hardcover; $25.99/eBook. Should readers choose to read this compelling biography鈥攁nd those who [鈥

Larry Ingle is an historian of Quakerism whose most recent publication is Nixon鈥檚 First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President. A member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, he is retired from the history department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017, September 2017 Books
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Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

By Julie L. Holcomb. Cornell University Press, 2016. 252 pages. $39.95/hardcover or eBook. Those who know much about Quaker history [鈥

Larry Ingle is an historian of Quakerism whose most recent publication is Nixon鈥檚 First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President. A member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, he is retired from the history department of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


Posted in: August 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, The Art of Dying
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Quakers: That of God in Everyone

Directed by Isaac Stambaugh, written by Donne Hayden. Rebel Pilgrim Productions, 2015. 90 minutes. $19.99/DVD. Having never reviewed a video [鈥

Larry Ingle is an historian of Quakerism and a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting. He is retired from the History Department of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. His book Nixon鈥檚 First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President was published in 2015.


Posted in: June/July 2016 Books, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker, Quaker Book Reviews
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A Quaker Reconsiders the Draft

When the Universal Military Training and Service Act expired in June 1973, I was overjoyed, like most Friends in the [鈥

Larry Ingle, a member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, is a historian and author of First Among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of Quakerism and Quakers in Conflict: The Hicksite Reformation.


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Forum October 2013

Responses to 鈥淲e Think He Might be a Boy,鈥 our first color issue, 鈥淩ichard Nixon鈥檚 First Cover鈥怳p,鈥 鈥淨uaker Respond to [鈥

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Posted in: Forum, October 2013: On Aging
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