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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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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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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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Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution

By Priya Satia. Penguin Press, 2018. 544 pages. $35/hardcover; $22/paperback (available in October); $15.99/eBook. his big book (approximately 420 pages [鈥

Larry Ingle was recently awarded the Friends Historical Association鈥檚 Kenneth Carroll Award for his article 鈥淟essons from Quaker History: What鈥檚 an Historian to Say about Whittaker Chambers and Clarence Pickett?鈥 in聽Quaker History. A member of Chattanooga (Tenn.) Meeting, he is retired from the History Department of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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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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An Early Assessment: U.S. Quakerism in the 20th Century: Papers from the Quaker History Roundtable, June 8鈥11, 2017

Edited by Chuck Fager. Kimo Press, 2017. 235 pages. $11.95/Paperback. In the interest of full disclosure, this reviewer spent several [鈥

Mitchell Santine Gould is a leading authority on Walt Whitman鈥檚 Quakerism, and runs the website LeavesOfGrass.Org. His analysis of Transcendentalism as the secularization of Quakerism has appeared in Quaker History and in Quaker Theology. He is an attender at Multnomah Friends Meeting in Portland, Ore.

Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Books February 2014

The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover鈥檚 Secret FBI By Betty Medsger. Knopf, 2014. 608 pages. $29.95/hardcover. Reviewed by [鈥

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