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Author Shenk, Joshua Wolf.

Title Lincoln's melancholy : how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness / Joshua Wolf Shenk.

Imprint Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.7 L638Bsh 2005    ---  Available
Description xiv, 350 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [300]-322) and index.
Contents The community said he was crazy -- A fearful gift -- I am now the most miserable man living -- A self-made man -- A misfortune, not a fault -- The reign of reason -- The vents of my moods and gloom -- Its precise shape and color -- The fiery trial through which we pass -- Comes wisdom to us.
Summary Drawing on seven years of his own research and the work of other esteemed Lincoln scholars, Shenk reveals how the sixteenth president harnessed depression to fuel his astonishing success. Lincoln found the solace and tactics he needed to deal with the nation's worst crisis in the "coping strategies" he had developed over a lifetime of persevering through depressive episodes and personal tragedies.--From publisher description.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Psychology.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Depression, Mental.
Famous Persons -- Biography.
Added Title How depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness
ISBN 0618551166
Standard No. 9780618551163

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