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  • Lincoln's Melancholy

  • How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness
  • By: Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Narrated by: Richard M. Davidson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 333
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 159

Drawing on a wealth of his own research and the work of other Lincoln scholars, Shenk reveals how the sixteenth president harnessed his 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 developed over a lifetime of persevering through depressive episodes and personal tragedies.

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  • Lincoln was depressed - who knew?

  • By Scott on 06-22-08

Absolutely Fascinating

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-13-05

I really enjoyed this book, there were tremendous insights into depression, as well as a great historical account of the times as seen through one of histories greatest presidents.

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