Life After Power by Jared Cohen PDF

Life After Power: A Book

If you’re looking to read Jared Cohen’s book “Life After Power” that was published by Simon & Schuster on February 13, 2024, you’ll be pleased to know that it’s available in two digital formats: PDF and ePUB. The book comprises 512 pages and can be downloaded in either format.

About the book

The book “Life After Power” by Jared Cohen, a New York Times bestselling author of “Accidental Presidents”, explores the lives of former presidents of the United States after their most powerful job in the world. The book sheds light on the stories of seven former presidents from the Founding to today and how each shaped history and offered lessons for the next chapter of their lives.

The book highlights the extraordinary place that former presidents hold in American life. The departure of George Washington after two terms and the subsequent praise from King George III made him “the greatest character of the age.” However, Alexander Hamilton expressed concerns that former presidents might “wander among the people like ghosts.” Cohen argues that both were right.

The author tells the stories of these former presidents and how they accomplished great things after their time in the White House. Thomas Jefferson, for example, founded the University of Virginia and shaped public debates. John Quincy Adams served in Congress and became a leading abolitionist, passing the torch to Abraham Lincoln. Grover Cleveland was the only president in American history to serve a nonconsecutive term, and William Howard Taft became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Herbert Hoover shaped the modern conservative movement, led relief efforts after World War II, reorganized the executive branch, and reconciled John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Jimmy Carter had the longest post-presidency in American history, advancing humanitarian causes, human rights, and peace. George W. Bush, on the other hand, made a clean break from politics, reminding the public that the institution of the presidency is bigger than any person.

Cohen explores the untold stories of these presidents’ final chapters of life, offering a gripping and illuminating account of how they went from President of the United States one day to ordinary citizens the next. The book reveals how these men handled very human problems of ego, finances, and questions about their legacy and mortality. Ultimately, the book shows how these former presidents continued to make history long after they left the White House.

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