Conservative Heroes: Fourteen Leaders Who Shaped America, From Jefferson to Reagan by Garland S. Tucker III
What are the origins of conservatism in America, and how does its history influence its modern presence? In Conservative Heroes, Garland S. Tucker III traces the origins and founding principles of American conservatism, introducing a “faithful band” of political thinkers who defined and shaped the movement. From the founding of the United States to the modern era, Tucker portrays fourteen champions of conservative thought, from the famous to the forgotten. Tucker’s thoughtful discussions and reflections on the history of a movement show how these intricacies can help us understand the challenges we face as a nation today. What emerges is an insightful and complex portrait of a movement “as old as the Republic itself.”
Garland S. Tucker III is chairman and CEO of Triangle Capital Corporation, a publicly traded specialty finance company in Raleigh, North Carolina. The author of The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election, Tucker graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Washington and Lee University and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. Tucker is a former member of the New York Stock Exchange and serves on the boards of several companies, schools, and charitable organizations.
Praise for Conservative Heroes:
“Conservative Heroes is a wonderful book for many reasons, not the least of which is its focus on long-forgotten conservatives like Grover Cleveland, Josiah Bailey, and, my favorite, Robert Taft.”
—Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard
“Tucker’s profiles remind us that America’s history is too subtle to force into the framework of modern progressivism.…Many readers resent the narrowness standard histories offer. They will welcome Conservative Heroes, which so thoughtfully draws out the full picture.”
—Amity Shlaes, bestselling author of Coolidge and The Forgotten Man, from the foreword