Coupon
A First-Rate Madness : Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness
by Nassir Ghaemi


Overview - This New York Times bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership. Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $18.00
  • Members Take 10% Off! Club Price
    $ 16.20

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 52 copies from $3.43
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About A First-Rate Madness by Nassir Ghaemi
 
 
 
Overview
This New York Times bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership. 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 Programme at Tufts Medical Center, offers 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 lacklustre leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780143121336
  • ISBN-10: 0143121332
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 340
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


Related Categories

Books > Psychology > Mental Health
Books > Political Science > Political Process - General
Books > Business & Economics > Leadership

 
BAM Customer Reviews