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The Resource Lincoln's melancholy : how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness, Joshua Wolf Shenk

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

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Lincoln's melancholy : how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness
Title
Lincoln's melancholy
Title remainder
how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Wolf Shenk
Title variation
How depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness
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Subject
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Language
eng
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. With empathy and authority gained from his own experience with depression, Shenk crafts a revelatory account of Lincoln and his legacy. Based on careful research, this book unveils a wholly new perspective on how our greatest president brought America through its greatest turmoil. By consciously shifting his goal away from personal contentment (which he realized he could not attain) and toward universal justice, Lincoln gained the strength and insight that he, and America, required to transcend profound darkness.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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Shenk, Joshua Wolf
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.S47 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Depression
  • Famous Persons
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Lincoln's melancholy : how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness, Joshua Wolf Shenk
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Bibliography note
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
Control code
ocm59881913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 350 p.
Isbn
9780618551163
Lccn
2005009653
Other control number
9780618551163
Label
Lincoln's melancholy : how depression challenged a president and fueled his greatness, Joshua Wolf Shenk
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Control code
ocm59881913
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 350 p.
Isbn
9780618551163
Lccn
2005009653
Other control number
9780618551163

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