Jackson by Paul Vickery was one of the best historical books I have ever read. Sometimes biographies tend to be very long and boring. This book is not one of those. There is nothing boring about it. From the moment I received this book, I haven't hardly been able to put it down. Not only it is great for understanding some of important events in the early days of our country and a lot of very detailed facts about the personal life of President Andrew Jackson, it is also great to understand the leadership methods that he used in his rise to General and eventually President of the United States. This book contains very detailed descriptions of various battles that shaped the beginning days of our country. From Jackson's time in the Revolutionary War until the days of the War of 1812 and the Indian Wars. I must say this book is very graphic in describing certain massacres and battles. At times, the details turned my stomach, but they were straight facts. Nothing watered down or passed over. Overall, it is an awesome book that is not only a good entertaining read, but also an awesome glimpse into the past. It's as close to being there as you can get. I received this book from Booksneeze.com in return for my review. They in no way influenced this review.