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The Iron-Willed Commander

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This book is part of The Generals, a series of books that examine the character traits of great generals in American history.

Orphan. Frontiersman. President. The rise of Andrew Jackson to the highest office in America has become a legend of leadership, perseverance, and ambition. Central to Jackson's historic climblong before the White House—was his military service. Scarred permanently as a child by the sword of a British soldier, Jackson grew into an unwavering leader, a general whose charisma and sheer force of personality called to mind those of George Washington a generation earlier.

As commander of the Tennessee militia in the War of 1812, Jackson became "Old Hickory," the indomitable spearhead in a series of bloody conflicts with Creek Indians on the southwest frontier. Slight of frame with silver hair that seemed to stand on command, Jackson once stood down a mutinous brigade as an army of one. Then came New Orleans. Author Paul Vickery chronicles Jackson's defining battle and the decisions a single, impassioned commander made to ensure a growing nation could, once and for all, be free of British might. The hero of New Orleans infused America, for the first time, with a sense of nationalism.

Jackson was decisive and unforgiving, a commander firmly in his element. In his own words, "One man with courage makes a majority." The lessons of one extraordinary general endure.

Contributor(s) Paul Vickery , Stephen Mansfield
About the Contributor(s) Paul Vickery
Paul Vickery is a tenured professor at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches U.S. military history.

Stephen Mansfield

Stephen Mansfield is the New York Times best-selling author of Lincoln's Battle with God, The Faith of Barack Obama, and Benedict XVI, Searching for God and Guinness, and Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill. Stephen lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Beverly

ISBN-10 1595554548
ISBN-13 9781595554543
Publish Date Jul 17, 2012
Weight (lbs) 0.9400
Height 8.75
Width 5.63
Length 256
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $19.99
Series The Generals
Format Hardcover
Language English

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