rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is an excellent book dealing with Lincoln's lifelong battle with depression. It describes the different types of depression Lincoln suffered at different stages of his life as well as the ways Lincoln dealt with his depression and how it affected his worldview. It also talks about the way depression was viewed in the 19th century and how Lincoln's peers saw him.
Joshua Wolf Shenk, the author, is a depression sufferer himself and writes with realistic insight and thorough research.
I highly recommend this book for its surprising historical and mental health insights.
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