St. Louis University graduate Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D, spent more than 20 years as a historian at various military facilities in his historian role with the Department of Defense. Phillip Thomas Tucker, Ph.D, is also an accomplished writer of more than 30 ground-breaking books, including award-winners, in various fields of history. His books cover a broad range of topics, from Alexander Hamilton’s pivotal role in the Revolutionary War to the life and times of pirate Anne Bonny. Tucker’s books are often featured with the History Book Club and the Military Book Club.
Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate is a comprehensive biography of the titular Bonny, history’s most well-known woman pirate who sailed the Caribbean. Born in Ireland during a time when women held almost no rights in even the most established, modernized societies, Bonny opted to forge her own path in life in a most distinctive way. Author Phillip Thomas Tucker wades through the romantic myth and legend surrounding Bonny to unearth significant gaps in her biography, from her youth in Ireland and South Carolina to her adulthood on the Caribbean seas during the Golden Age of Piracy.
This ground-breaking book draws, in part, on a historical rarity: here trial and sentencing in Jamaica, as pirates were generally subjected to immediate hanging upon capture. To travel beyond the popular legend of Bonny as retold by Starz original series Black Sails and the video game Assassin’s Creed, contact your local bookstore or visit an online book retailer for “Anne Bonny, Infamous Pirate” (Feral House). Additional titles about remarkable women by the author include Cathy Williams: From Slave to Female Buffalo Soldier and Emily D. West and the “Yellow Rose of Texas” Myth. More recently, Dr. Tucker has authored two additional ground-breaking books of importance, “The Irish at Gettysburg,” and “Blacks in Gray Uniforms, A New Look at the South’s Most Forgotten Combat Troops 1861-1865.”