Pershing- Commander of the Great War by John Perry is one in a series called The Generals published by Thomas Nelson. I have as a military wife I seen many pictures of this man hanging in buildings on the Army postson an that I lived on and been at but truly have known very little about this man. I knew his nick name was Black Jack but sadly that is the extent of my knowledge. General John J. Pershing is a huge part of military history and I can’t understand why he is not highlighted in movies like McArthur and Patton. John J Pershing was one of two US Army officers to be commissioned General of the Armies the other one he shared this with was non other than George Washington the only difference it that Gen. Pershing got this honor during his life time. General Pershing like a lot of the other famous generals attended West Point. Pershing taught the Army about how to think politically when fighting. He was a stickler for order so the Army was perfect for him. What I found fascinating about General Pershing he was not always popular with the way he went against the way he was taught at West Point. He was his own officer and did things that were not by the book but he very much was about adhering to the Army rules and regulation. I think everyone should read about General Pershing. I think he must have inspired all the Generals from World War II that are known and loved. I think John Perry did a great job with writing this book. I found this book easy to read. It gave me a new knowledge of a true hero that I feel that the education world has left out of its curriculum. If you like history or if you like stories about hero this is your book. I give this book four stars. I rate the books I read on a scale of one to five stars with five being the best. I must let you know that as a part of the Booksneeze bloggers network, I received a complementary copy of this book. The review I have written are my own opinions.