Thursday, July 5, 2012
Jackson-The Iron Willed Commander by Paul Vickery
Andrew Jackson was truly a man of the land. He could be said to be a self-made man. That term is overused, I realize, yet
did build upon his reputation. He was a strong military leader, known as Old Hickory , a superior court judge, and Indian fighter, a congressman, a senator and finally our seventh president. All through life he carried two bullets in his body. Jackson
He was a mans’ man. He could be rough but fair. Compassionate but not a milk toast. People wanted to follow him. He was a leader.
I enjoy history especially American history. I found this to be an interesting study of a man who molded the
we have today. The emphasize is on the journey of Andrew Jackson more than on the destination. Only one chapter is on the presidency. Then rest is on the formation of the man. America
Vickery does a good job of research and has an easy to read style of writing. I would recommend this book for collateral reading in middle school.