Today I am reviewing a biography of President Andrew Jackson called: “Jackson: The Iron-Willed Commander” by Paul Vickey. This book is part of a series of books called “The Generals” and it focuses on the President’s life prior to the White House, when he was a commander in the US Army.
I have been interested in President Jackson for many years and have read several biographies, but this one is the first to focus solely on his time in service. It presents an easy to read history of President Jackson’s achievements, and some failures, while in command. The information is presented in an easy to read format and stays away from bombarding the reader with too many dates and numbers.
I feel that I now have a better understanding of what lead to many of Jackson’s decisions in office based on his experience in Florida and New Orleans. I would recommend anyone that wants to better know one of are most fascinating and under studied Presidents read this book.
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