Monday, November 7, 2011

Pershing by John Perry - a book review

I will admit, I was never overly fond of world history in school.  I did the minimum required to do well, but nothing truly stuck with me.  Now that I have two small children and will be homeschooling them, I already have a desire to learn with them, and history is one area where I will definitely be learning.

When I had the chance to expand my reading repertoire with a biography on General John J. Pershing, I thought twice.  There was even another book in The Generals series available about a war hero whose name is written all over history.  I went with my gut instinct, though, and I picked a book about a man I'd never heard of, and learned so much in the process.

PershingCommander of the Great War by John Perry is about a forgotten war hero.  He served alongside numerous men whose names are scattered throughout the history textbooks in school, but why was this man unknown to me?  That was what intrigued me.  Not only did I learn about a mysterious man of history, I learned so much history in the process.  You know, the stuff I tuned out in high school.

For anyone who enjoys military and war history or history in general, for anyone who enjoys a good biography, for anyone who wants to "fill in the gaps" that a public school education undoubtedly will leave behind...pick up Pershing to find out about a man, a leader, a hero and a person of history that somehow got lost in the aftermaths of his success.



**I received a complimentary copy of Pershing:  Commander of the Great War by John Perry from the publisher through BookSneeze®.com <BookSneeze> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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