The President's First Year: None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned - Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency history/public policy
A fascinating new angle on presidential history, assessing the performances of the presidents in their freshman year of the toughest job in the world. Grouped by the issues the new presidents confronted in their first years in office, the book takes readers into the history, thought processes, and results on a case-by-case basis, including how the presidents’ subsequent actions proved 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.
About the Author
Douglas Cohn, a West Point graduate and Army Airborne Ranger, led a recon platoon in Vietnam. His medals include two Silver Stars. Wounded and retired as a captain, he studied at the Military History Institute at the U.S. Army War College. Along with TV political reporter Eleanor Clift, Cohn writes a twice-weekly syndicated column, Washington Merry-Go-Round. He and his wife Kathryn reside in McLean, Virginia.