President's First Year
Douglas Alan Cohn

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Narrated By: William Hughes

Duration: 9 hours

What to expect

A fascinating new angle on presidential history, assessing the performances of all forty-four presidents in their freshman year of the toughest job in the world

Grouped by the issues the new presidents confronted in their first year in office, The President’s First Year takes listeners into the history, thought processes, and results on a case-by-case basis, including how the presidents’ subsequent actions prove that they learned—or didn’t learn—from their mistakes. From George Washington to Barack Obama, The President’s First Year details the challenging first twelve months of all our presidents’ tenures.

Genre

History of the Americas, History of the Americas, History of the Americas, History of the Americas, History of the Americas, History of the Americas, History of the Americas, Military history, Biography: historical, political and military, Political leaders and leadership

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“Original and insightful…[A] thoroughly researched and fully documented landmark book.”

James R. Locher III, former assistant secretary of defense

“With a sharp eye and a commanding grasp of presidential history, Douglas Cohn has given us reason to take a forgiving view of every president’s first year and of the fixable flaws in the system that elects them.”

Evan Thomas, New York Times bestselling author

The President’s First Year is an insightful primer on leadership.”