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

A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

New York: The Penguin Press, 2011.

First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". 340pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Light green paper over boards with spine backed in dark green and lettered in silver. Pages are bright, clean, and unmarked. Binding is tight and sound.

ABOUT THIS BOOK:
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.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #6453
ISBN: 9781594202957

Price: $20.00