Phillip Thomas Tucker Ph.D.
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Phillip Thomas Tucker Ph.D.

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PHILLIP THOMAS TUCKER, Ph.D., has gained an international reputation as "the Stephen King of History." A national award-winning historian and America's most prolific groundbreaking "New Look" historian, he has authored more than 100 books in many fields of history. Best known for presenting fresh perspectives and original ideas to demythologize traditional history, Dr. Tucker has authored more than 190 works, both scholarly books and articles, of history that have overturned traditional history for the 21st Century. Tucker has emerged as America's preeminent historian in military, women's, and African American history. All royalties are destined to go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. The winner of prestigious national awards and well-known as "a creative, innovative thinker, who has a gift for conceiving and outlining original works in serious history," he has emerged as America's most iconoclastic and prolific historian. Tucker's groundbreaking history books have been widely praised on both sides of the Atlantic from the New York Times to the London Times. A fellow Ph.D. in history and professional historian emphasized how "Tucker is one of the most innovative, hardest working, and diligently productive" historians in America and of his generation. Dr. Tucker is one of America's top historians in the field of Revolutionary War history, authoring books like ALEXANDER HAMILTON'S REVOLUTION; HOW THE IRISH WON THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION; GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SURPRISE ATTACK; KINGS MOUNTAIN; BROTHERS OF LIBERTY; SAVING WASHINGTON'S ARMY; ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND THE BATTLE OF YORKTOWN. Presenting vibrant historical narratives and cutting edge history distinguished by new perspectives and fresh insights, the author has written more than 80 highly-original books of unique distinction. Tucker's RANGER RAID has presented a close look at the most audacious and daring raid in the annals of American military history--the attack of Major Robert Rogers and his legendary Rangers on St. Francis, while breaking much new ground. This book has broadened the author's range of important works from the French and Indian War to the Second World War. He also has completed many books in Women's history, including MULAN AND THE MODERN CONTROVERSARY; THE TRUNG SISTERS; LAKSHMI BAI; SOLITUDE OF GUADELOUPE; GRAN TOYA, which is one book of a 4-volume HAITIAN REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN SERIES; and four volumes about abolitionist HARRIET TUBMAN. Talented historian Perry D. Jamieson, Ph.D., emphasized how: "What separates Tucker from many other historians is that he is an innovative 'idea person.' I have known very few historians who can match his ability to conceive a topic, develop a fresh approach to it, and write about it at length." More than 20 of Tucker's books have been written about the distinguished legacies of black heroes and heroines, including a new book about the forgotten mother of the Civil Rights Movement, CLAUDETTE COLVIN; four books about female Buffalo Soldier CATHY WILLIAMS; four volumes devoted to the most famous black regiment of the Civil War, the 54th MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENT; etc. He has written more than a dozen books about unforgettable black women to reveal their rich contributions and sacrifices in American and Caribbean history. Tucker's DEATH AT THE LITTLE BIGHORN broke more new ground. One reviewer, the executive editor of True West Magazine, wrote how: "Custer's last movements have been argued about since 1876, but, in my mind, no one has made a stronger case for what really happened [at the Little Bighorn] than Phillip Thomas Tucker." Very few historians have so expertly combined academic and popular history to vividly recreate the past from mere scraps of historical evidence to continuously break new ground and present fresh perspectives, while shattering historical myths and providing distinctive "New Look" perspectives to illuminate historical narratives than Tucker. Unlike traditionally told historical narratives from only one side, the author has allowed readers to view the most ignored and forgotten side of history, especially black history and women's history, to bestow a more balanced and honest perspective to the historical record. The author's groundbreaking recent book has been devoted to the incredible saga of teenager Claudette Colvin, which is a heroic story of defiance and protest against injustice. Tucker's CLAUDETTE COLVIN, FORGOTTEN MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT is an especially timely and important work for all Americans today. Significantly, Dr. Tucker has been the most prolific and groundbreaking author in black history in the last 30 years, including the books FATHER OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, CUSTER'S FORGOTTEN BLACK SOULMATE, DAVID FAGEN (2 volumes), and NAT TURNER'S HOLY WAR AGAINST SLAVERY. Dr. Tucker's books are distinguished by an unique fusion of enlightenment with groundbreaking history to reveal important historical narratives long ignored and forgotten. Tucker earned national recognition in winning one of America's most prestigious national awards for the best non-fiction book in Southern history in 1993. Tucker enjoyed a distinguished career as a Department of Defense historian, primarily in Washington, D.C., for decades. The author has been long known for innovative and creative thinking outside the box to present different views to solve historical mysteries and overturn traditional viewpoints. Tucker's iconoclastic books are widely-known to be as hard-hitting as they are groundbreaking, including CUSTER AT GETTSBURG: the most Civil War book of corrective Gettysburg history released in the 21st Century. The History Book Club lavishly praised this groundbreaking book--"a book combining two popular subjects [and] Tucker recounts the story of Custer at Gettysburg with verve." Tucker's well-researched, scholarly books have presented cutting edge "New Look" history that has provided fresh views about turning point moments in American history like GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SURPRISE ATTACK. A 2020 History Book Club and Military Book Club Selection like half a dozen of the author's other books, CUSTER AT GETTYSBURG has been acclaimed by leading experts as thoughtfully illuminating the most forgotten chapter of Gettysburg history. Representing the author's 7th groundbreaking Gettysburg book in his well-known myth-busting tradition, Tucker's CUSTER AT GETTYSBURG is the most scholarly book ever written about this forgotten turning point moment in American history, while once again revealing the author's penchant for writing groundbreaking history. The History Book Club editor emphasized how this important book presented "an eye-opening new perspective on Gettysburg's overlooked cavalry battle" to reconfirm the author's widespread reputation as America's leading "New Look" historian. By presenting cutting edge history, Dr. Tucker's books have turned the traditional historical narratives upside down to present fresh views and perspectives from meticulous research, while rewriting the obsolete history that has been incorrectly presented to us by old school traditionalists. Tucker has emerged as America's most groundbreaking historian. This award-winning historian has written more than 5 million words in more than 80 books of unique distinction in many highly-specialized fields of history, while maintaining a high quality output of corrective history over a lengthy period: an accomplishment not achieved by any other American historian to date. For decades, Tucker has bestowed recognition to forgotten women, black and white, and other ignored players to leave a lasting literary achievement in multiple fields of history. No American historian has broken more ground in so many books of historical significance in so many diverse fields of history than this highly-prolific author. While chronicling important lives in colorful narratives, Tucker has written uniquely human and cutting edge history in iconoclastic books that enlighten and inspire readers. Tucker earned a Ph.D. in American history (4.00 GPA) at a prestigious Jesuit institution of higher learning, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, where he was "part of a tradition of academic excellence." Dr. Tucker then served his country for more than two decades as a Department of Defense civilian historian at military bases across the United States, including for the USAF Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C. Dr. Tucker has often illuminated major turning point moments in American history, including his highly-acclaimed PICKETT'S CHARGE, A NEW LOOK AT GETTYSBURG'S FINAL CHARGE. This groundbreaking book was lavishly praised by Yale graduate Thomas E. Ricks, one of America's leading historians, in his NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW (11/10/2016), "Thomas Ricks on the Season's Military History." See his NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW at: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/books/review/new-military-history-books.htm/. No historian today has broken more new ground in history than Tucker. Dr. Tucker has authored seven important Gettysburg with unique "New Look" perspectives and a distinctive Cattonesque narrative style of writing, while providing a wealth of new ideas, fresh views, and insightful perspectives. Tucker has become America's most prolific "New Look" scholar in Gettysburg, black, Irish, and women's studies in the 21st Century. He has presented many unique aspects of history--military, social, political, and racial--in a new and fresh way. One expert emphasized about the author's DEATH AT THE LITTLE BIGHORN: "no historian has made a stronger case for what really happened than Phillip Thomas Tucker in this compelling and convincing narration." In one expert opinion, Dr. Tucker can best and most accurately be described as "the most innovative, hardest working, and diligently productive historian of his generation."
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