Extended Audio Sample

Download The President’s First Year: None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned—Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The President’s First Year: None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned—Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency, by Douglas Alan Cohn Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Alan Cohn Narrator: William Hughe Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Regular Price: $19.95 Download
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Download learn more )

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.

Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

    Eleanor Clift, political correspondent for the Daily Beast

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author

Douglas Alan Cohn is the writer and owner of Washington Merry-Go-Round, America’s longest-running syndicated column, founded by Drew Pearson in 1932. A 1968 graduate of West Point, Cohn was a United States Army airborne ranger and led a reconnaissance platoon in Vietnam. His medals include two Silver Stars and a Purple Heart. After convalescing from gunshot wounds to the head, neck, chest, abdomen, leg, and hand, Cohn was retired as a captain. He and his wife of over forty years, Kathryn, have four children and six grandchildren. They reside in McLean, Virginia.