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    DescriptionA thoughtful, nuanced 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. Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health from the time he was a young man. Shenk draws from historical record, interviews with Lincoln scholars, and contemporary research on depression to understand the nature of his unhappiness. In the process, he 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.


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    Title
    Lincoln's Melancholy
    Subtitle
    How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Wolf Shenk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780618773442
    ISBN 10: 0618773444
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HBWJ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS031000
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
    DC22: 973.7092
    DC21: 973.7092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A42302520, A67263000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: E457.2 .S47 2006
    Thema V1.0: JPHL, DNBH, NHK
    Edition statement
    6. Aufl. ed.
    Publisher
    Mariner Books
    Imprint name
    Mariner Books
    Publication date
    02 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    "A profoundly human and psychologically important examination of the melancholy that so pervaded Lincoln's life....Remarkable." --Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and author of An Unquiet Mind