An interesting, well-written biography
Published: 2011 by Thomas Nelson
I've read several of the biographies in Thomas Nelson's "The Generals" series and found Pershing: Commander of the Great War to be the best of the bunch so far. The book is well-written, flows nicely and really gives the reader a feel for the bristly personality of "Black Jack" Pershing.
Perry introduces us to Pershing, a man who wanted to be a teacher, maybe a lawyer, but accepted an appointment to West Point because he could not afford to pay for school himself. Pershing was not particularly interesting in being a soldier, but found that the lifestyle suited him. Pershing's early service in Cuba during the Spanish-American War taught him plenty of lessons about the need for proper supply lines that he took with when he commanded the American army in Europe in World War I.
|World War I General |
John J. "Black Jack" Pershing
I received this book from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, in an exchange for an honest review.
I rate this biography 5 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Pershing: Commander of the Great War.
Reviewed on December 4, 2011.