This is the third book from “The Generals” collection I have read. Like the previous two, I was not disappointed. One of the things I look for in a good biography is the childhood of the person grewing up, what events shaped their life and whom they used as role models. It was fascinating to follow along the path that Andrew Jackson choose, was forced into and the path most of us would not take because of the negative reaction from others. Andrew Jackson was a strong willed and extremely determined individual. His upbringing shaped many of the qualities he is famous for later in his life. He never quit, never let failure detour him from what he knew was the right thing to and he listened to others but always when made up his own mind. Jackson’s emotional and physical presented motivated and inspired soldiers who were half-starved, freezing to death and exhausted from marching. The men that followed him accomplished many things others would not have attempted or deem it impossible. In Andrew Jackson mind, nothing was impossible. One of the many traits of Jackson was he did not sound like the other military leaders or presidents; he spoke in a simple language everyone could understand and related to. If you like reading about military material this would be a book and the others from “The General” collection I would highly recommend.
I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.