Lincoln s Melancholy

Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Lincoln’s Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the President’s character and his leadership.

Lincoln s Melancholy

Lincoln s Melancholy

A nuanced psychological portrait of Abraham Lincoln that finds his legendary political strengths rooted in his most personal struggles. Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Lincoln’s Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the President’s character and his leadership. Mired in personal suffering as a young man, Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health. Shenk draws on seven years of research from historical record, interviews with Lincoln scholars, and contemporary research on depression to understand the nature of Lincoln’s unhappiness. In the process, Shenk discovers that the President’s coping strategies—among them, a rich sense of humor and a tendency toward quiet reflection—ultimately helped him to lead the nation through its greatest turmoil. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post Book World, Atlanta Journal-Constituion, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As Featured on the History Channel documentary Lincoln “Fresh, fascinating, provocative.”—Sanford D. Horwitt, San Francisco Chronicle “Some extremely beautiful prose and fine political rhetoric and leaves one feeling close to Lincoln, a considerable accomplishment.”—Andrew Solomon, New York Magazine “A profoundly human and psychologically important examination of the melancholy that so pervaded Lincoln's life.”—Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., author of An Unquiet Mind

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Lincoln's Melancholy
Language: en
Pages: 370
Authors: Joshua Wolf Shenk
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-02 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A nuanced psychological portrait of Abraham Lincoln that finds his legendary political strengths rooted in his most personal struggles. Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Lincoln’s Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the President’s character and his leadership. Mired in personal
Lincoln's Melancholy;how Depression Challenged a President and Fueling His Greatness
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Joshua Shenk
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

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Lincoln's Quest for Union
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Charles B. Strozier
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Paul Dry Books Incorporated

In Lincoln's Quest for Union, Charles Strozier gives the most probing account available of Lincoln's inner life--from the time he was a young man in Illinois, just finding himself, through his ascent to the presidency when he guided the nation and articulated for the country the meaning of the Civil
Powers of Two
Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: Joshua Wolf Shenk
Categories: ART
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-05 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A curator and essayist surveys the inner workings of creative duos, from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to Marie and Pierre Curie to Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and describes how their creative techniques can be adapted and used in everyday life. 50,000 first printing.
Lincoln and Medicine
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-18 - Publisher: SIU Press

The life of America’s sixteenth president has continued to fascinate the public since his tragic death. Now, Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein unveils an engaging volume on the medical history of the Lincoln family. Lincoln and Medicine,the first work on the subject in nearly eighty years, investigates the most enduring controversies about

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