First-Rate Madness Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness
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Description: Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, offers a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: the very qualities that mark those with mood disorders also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of Lincoln’s “depressive realism” to the lackluster leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
|Introduction: The Inverse Law of Sanity|
|Make them Fear and Dread Us: Sherman|
|Work Like Hell-and Advertise: Turner|
|Heads I Win, Tails It's Chance|
|Out of the Wilderness: Churchill|
|Both Read the Same Bible: Lincoln|
|Mirror Neuron on The Wall|
|The Woes of Mahatmas: Gandhi|
|Psychiatry for the American Soul: King|
|A First-Rate Temperament: Roosevelt|
|Sickness In Camelot: Kennedy|
|A Spectacular Psychochemical Success: Kennedy Revisited|
|Homoclite Leaders: Bush, Blair, Nixon, and Others|
|Stigma and Politics|