Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Jackson The Iron-Willed Commander - book review
Jackson: The Iron-Willed Commander is the first book I've read in The Generals Series. This series of books is about leaders who stood out above the rest and includes books on Grant, Lee, MacArthur, Patton, Pershing, Sherman, and Washington.
This book chronicles the life of the 7th president of the United States, Andrew Jackson. I received this book free from BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book because I'm always trying to challenge myself to read more history since that is one subject I don't naturally gravitate toward. I enjoyed learning more about the life of Andrew Jackson, from his early years to how he continued his education after being orphaned as a teenager to his rather determined decision making that led to him becoming an American military hero and eventually president of the United States. However, I have to admit that the book read more like a textbook than an interesting account of his life, making it a slow read for me and I do not plan to read the other books in the series.