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Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D, American History, Government, Department of Defense, Writing, Research


A Saint Louis University-educated historian who holds three university degrees in history, Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., worked as a civilian historian for the Department of Defense (DoD) from 1989 to 2010. Even before competing scholarly research for the DoD, he began writing on historic topics that range from important military operations to equally important women’s history. The author of more than 30 books to date, Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D., has earned a widespread reputation as the leading “new look” historian in the United States today. In addition to other awards and accolades for his ground-breaking work, the New York Times recently praised his writing for its “bright nuggets of information” not previously discovered by generations of other historians.

The latest release from Dr. Tucker is Alexander Hamilton's Revolution: His Vital Role as Washington's Chief of Staff. This 376-page book examines Hamilton’s role as George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War. In this important book that is as uplifting as it is insightful, Tucker has focused on the close personal relationship between Hamilton and Washington. The author has primarily focused on Hamilton's remarkable rise from obscurity in the West Indies to the lofty position as Washington right-hand man.

Dr. Tucker rarely stops researching and writing, engaging in these activities in his free time as well as in the professional arena. His philanthropic contributions have focused on Haitian relief efforts.

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St. Louis University