David Tucker

Teaching American History
Senior Fellow

David Tucker is a Senior Fellow at the Ashbrook Center and General Editor of TAH’s Core Document volumes. He received his Ph.D. in history at the Claremont Graduate School.

His most recent book is U.S. Special Operations Forces, with Christopher Lamb (Columbia University Press, 2007; 2020). His other books include Resistance and Revolution: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016); The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information Age (Stanford University Press, 2014); Illuminating The Dark Arts of War:  Terrorism, Sabotage and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict (2012); and Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (Lexington Books, 2008). In addition, he has published “Political Philosophy, Education and Statesmanship” (Perspectives on Political Science, 2017) and chapters and articles on Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and Benjamin Franklin.