By BROOKE WANSER
Natchez Trace Association President Tony Turnbow will speak at the Williamson County Library on Wednesday, Sept. 26, promoting his new book on Andrew Jackson.
“Hardened to Hickory: The Missing Chapter in Andrew Jackson’s Life,” will release on Thursday, Sept. 27 on Amazon.
Turnbow, a well-known Franklin attorney, said he became fascinated with Jackson as a child.
“My interest began with the Natchez Trace and with a high school history teacher who loved history and who knew how to tell the story bring it to life,” Turnbow told the Home Page.
That’s what led him to become involved with the Natchez Trace Association, and “to help pass on that same interest in the historical treasure in our backyard.”
According to a press release, the book “reveals newly discovered facts about a critical time in Andrew Jackson’s life and the fascinating story of Jackson’s alleged mutiny, battle with a spy, and rescue by Indians on the Natchez Trace.”
Turnbow holds his bachelor’s degree with a concentration in southern U.S. history from Vanderbilt University, and his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.
He previously authored “The Natchez Trace in the War of 1812” in The Journal of Mississippi History, and has published articles in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly and the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation journal, “We Proceeded On.”
Turnbow also wrote a full-length play “Inquest on the Natchez Trace” about the death of explorer Meriwether Lewis.
Those interested in the free event can register on Eventbrite, here.
More information about the book can be found at http://hardenedtohickory.com/.