Glenn Tucker; Courtesy North Carolina Office of Archives and History



Glenn Tucker

Glenn Irving Tucker (1892 – 1976), author and historian, of Flat Rock received the award in 1959 for his book, “High Tide at Gettysburg.” In 1948, Tucker retired from careers in journalism and advertising and moved to Flat Rock, N.C., where he grew apples and began to research the popular histories he had always wanted to write. In the ensuing twenty-eight years he was the author of 14 books, beginning with “Poltroons and Patriots: A Popular Account of the War of 1812” (1954).