The President's First Year: None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned - Why The Only School For Presidents Is The Presidency
The President's First Year: None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned - Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency
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.
“Every contender says he or she is ready to be president on Day One, but history tells another story. As Americans select their next leader, how do we measure the capacity for future greatness? First year fumbles are part of the job. Some presidents are better for them (think JFK), while some never recover (think Hoover). The President’s First Year is an insightful primer on leadership. You may not agree with all of Douglas Cohn’s sharply drawn critiques of the men who have...