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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...

 
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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.

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


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