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A First Rate Madness

A First Rate Madness Book
Author : Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2011-08-04
ISBN : 110151759X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times bestseller "Ghaemi isn't the first to claim that madness is a close relative of genius, or even the first to extend this idea into politics. But he does go further than others...His explanations are elegant, too - intuitively accurate and banked off the latest psychiatric research." -Newsweek 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.

A First rate Madness

A First rate Madness Book
Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : Penguin Press HC
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9781594202957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An investigation into the theorized correlation between mental illness and successful leadership reveals the disorders of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., explaining how their struggles with psychological symptoms enabled them to empathize, recognize threats and respond appropriately during times of crisis. 25,000 first printing.

You re Nose Is in My Crotch and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about a First Rate Madness

You re Nose Is in My Crotch  and Other Things You Shouldn t Know about a First Rate Madness Book
Author : Joseph Peak
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-04
ISBN : 9785458899550
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

On Depression

On Depression Book
Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2013-07-01
ISBN : 1421409348
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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He has seen great achievements arise from great suffering and feels that understanding depression can provide important insights into happiness.

The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model

The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model Book
Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0801893909
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developed in the twentieth century as an outgrowth of psychosomatic medicine, the biopsychosocial model is seen as an antidote to the constraints of the medical model of psychiatry. Nassir Ghaemi details the origins and evolution of the BPS model and explains how, where, and why it fails to live up to its promises. He analyzes the works of its founders, George Engel and Roy Grinker Sr., traces its rise in acceptance, and discusses its relation to the thought of William Osler and Karl Jaspers.

The Concepts of Psychiatry

The Concepts of Psychiatry Book
Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
Publisher : JHU Press
Release : 2004-12-01
ISBN : 9780801881374
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book will be of interest to professionals and students in psychiatry, as well as psychologists, social workers, philosophers, and general readers who are interested in understanding the field of psychiatry and its practices at a conceptual level.

Standing at the Threshold

Standing at the Threshold Book
Author : William J. Macauley,Leslie R. Anglesey,Brady Edwards,Kathryn M. Lambrecht,Phillip Lovas
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2021-07-01
ISBN : 1646420896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Standing at the Threshold articulates identity and role dissonances experienced by composition and rhetoric teaching assistants and reimagines the TAship within a larger professional development process. Current researchers and scholars have not fully explored the liminality of the profession’s traditional path to credentialing. This collection reconsiders these positions and their contributions to academic careers. These authors enrich the TA experience by supporting agency and self-efficacy, encouraging TAs to take active roles in understanding their positions and making the most of that experience. Many chapters are written by current or former TAs who are writing as a means of preparing, informing, and guiding new rhet/comp TAs, encouraging them to make choices about how they want to think through and participate in their teaching work. The first work on the market to delve deeply into the TAship itself and what it means for the larger discipline, Standing at the Threshold provides a rich new theorizing based in the real experiences and liminalities of teaching assistants in composition and rhetoric, approached from a productive array of perspectives. Contributors: Lew Caccia, Lillian Campbell, Rachel Donegan, Jaclyn Fiscus-Cannady, Jennifer K. Johnson, Ronda Leathers Dively, Faith Matzker, Jessica Restaino, Elizabeth Saur, Megan Schoettler, Kylee Thacker Maurer

Bible and Bedlam

Bible and Bedlam Book
Author : Louise J. Lawrence
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-08-23
ISBN : 056765754X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bible and Bedlam first critically questions the exclusion and stereotyping of certain biblical characters and scholars perceived as 'mad', as such judgements illustrate the 'sanism' (prejudice against individuals who are diagnosed or perceived as mentally ill) perpetuated within the discipline of Western biblical studies. Second, it seeks to highlight the widespread ideological 'gatekeeping' - 'protection' and 'policing' of madness in both western history and scholarship - with regard to celebrated biblical figures, including Jesus and Paul. Third, it initiates creative exchanges between biblical texts, interpretations and contemporary voices from 'mad' studies and sources (autobiographies, memoirs etc.), which are designed to critically disturb, disrupt and displace commonly projected (and often pejorative) assumptions surrounding 'madness'. Voices of those subject to diagnostic labelling such as autism, schizophrenia and/or psychosis are among those juxtaposed here with selected biblical interpretations and texts.

The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew Book
Author : Bernd Horn
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2019-01-19
ISBN : 1459743407
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The incredible details of the bold, near-disastrous first Allied airborne commando raid. Audacious to the extreme, Operation Colossus was a raid in the early, dark days of the Second World War, when Britain stood seemingly alone. After the country's defeats in western Europe in 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill insisted on an aggressive raiding campaign. Conducted on February 10, 1941, Operation Colossus was one such raid, meant to steal back the initiative and create as much chaos for the Axis powers as possible. However, bad luck stalked the mission, as one mishap after another seemed to foredoom the operation. In the aftermath, there were recriminations as well as accolades. Few military operations have proven as controversial.

The American Deep State

The American Deep State Book
Author : Peter Dale Scott
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2017-05-02
ISBN : 1538100258
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 presidential election, this provocative book makes a compelling case for a hidden “deep state” that influences and often opposes official U.S. policies. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott begins by tracing America’s increasing militarization, restrictions on constitutional rights, and income disparity since World War II. With the start of the Cold War, he argues, the U.S. government changed immensely in both function and scope, from protecting and nurturing a relatively isolated country to assuming ever-greater responsibility for controlling world politics in the name of freedom and democracy. This has resulted in both secretive new institutions and a slow but radical change in the American state itself. He argues that central to this historic reversal were seismic national events, ranging from the assassination of President Kennedy to 9/11. Scott marshals compelling evidence that the deep state is now partly institutionalized in non-accountable intelligence agencies like the CIA and NSA, but it also extends its reach to private corporations like Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC, to which 70 percent of intelligence budgets are outsourced. Behind these public and private institutions is the influence of Wall Street bankers and lawyers, allied with international oil companies beyond the reach of domestic law. Undoubtedly the political consensus about America’s global role has evolved, but if we want to restore the country’s traditional constitutional framework, it is important to see the role of particular cabals—such as the Project for the New American Century—and how they have repeatedly used the secret powers and network of Continuity of Government (COG) planning to implement change. Yet the author sees the deep state polarized between an establishment and a counter-establishment in a chaotic situation that may actually prove more hopeful for U.S. democracy.

Diagnosing Churchill

Diagnosing Churchill Book
Author : Wilfred Attenborough
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-04-19
ISBN : 1476635439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The posthumous diagnosis of Winston Churchill as manic-depressive has been drawn entirely from biographical information, which, though significant to understanding his life and mind, has often been misused or misunderstood. This book investigates how such materials have been interpreted (and misinterpreted) in relation to Churchill’s mental health, taking a particularly close look at his association with nerves or “neurasthenia.” Included are appendices on Churchill’s remedies for worry and mental overstrain and an investigation of his mental state after losing the 1945 general election.

Eighteen Day Running Mate

Eighteen Day Running Mate Book
Author : Joshua M. Glasser
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2012-08-01
ISBN : 0300183372
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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No skeletons were rattling in "his" closet, Thomas Eagleton assured George McGovern's political director. But only eighteen days later--after a series of damaging public revelations and feverish behind-the-scenes maneuverings--McGovern rescinded his endorsement of his Democratic vice-presidential running mate, and Eagleton withdrew from the ticket. This fascinating book is the first to uncover the full story behind Eagleton's rise and precipitous fall as a national candidate.Within days of Eagleton's nomination, a pair of anonymous phone calls brought to light his history of hospitalizations for "nervous exhaustion and depression" and past treatment with electroshock therapy. The revelation rattled the campaign and placed McGovern's organization under intense public and media scrutiny. Joshua Glasser investigates a campaign in disarray and explores the perspectives of the campaign's key players, how decisions were made and who made them, how cultural attitudes toward mental illness informed the crisis, and how Eagleton's and McGovern's personal ambitions shaped the course of events.Drawing on personal interviews with McGovern, campaign manager Gary Hart, political director Frank Mankiewicz, and dozens of other participants inside and outside the McGovern and Eagleton camps--as well as extensive unpublished campaign records--Glasser captures the political and human drama of Eagleton's brief candidacy. Glasser also offers sharp insights into the America of 1972--mired in war, anxious about the economy, ambivalent about civil rights.

The Ghost of Donald J Trump

The Ghost of Donald J  Trump Book
Author : W. I. Westmoreland
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2020-05-17
ISBN : 1663200866
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A well-documented factual and fictional romp into the hidden recesses of the Trumpian world and the twists and turns of fate that ultimately cause his downfall and subsequent demise. Discover how Michael Cohen learned about Melania and Donald’s secret daughter; why Trump had him create a new identity for the child, so that the paparazi and the media were fooled, and unaware of her true heritage for over fifteen years. Be the first to learn who the 45th President chose to become his next young wife, and how the FBI failed to prevent a series of lethal assassin attempts against President Donald J. Trump.

First We Make the Beast Beautiful

First  We Make the Beast Beautiful Book
Author : Sarah Wilson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2018-04-26
ISBN : 147355568X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'I loved this book.' Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes On a Nervous Planet 'Probably the best book on living with anxiety that I've ever read.' Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck If you have anxiety, this book is for you. If you love someone who is anxious, this book is for you. I Quit Sugar founder and New York Times bestselling author Sarah Wilson has lived through high anxiety – including bipolar, OCD and several suicide attempts – her whole life. Perhaps like you, she grew tired of seeing anxiety as a disease that must be medicated into submission. Could anxiety be re-sewn, she asked, into a thing of beauty? So began a seven-year journey to find a more meaningful and helpful take on anxiety. Living out of two suitcases, Sarah travelled the world, meeting with His Holiness The Dalai Lama, with Oprah’s life coach, with major mental health organizations and hundreds of others in a quest to unravel the knotted ball of wool that is the anxious condition. She emerged with the very best philosophy, science and hacks for thriving with the beast. First, We Make the Beast Beautiful is a book with a big heart, paving the way for richer, kinder and wiser conversations about anxiety.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry Book
Author : KWM Fulford,Martin Davies,Richard Gipps,George Graham,Tim Thornton,Giovanni Stanghellini
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-07-04
ISBN : 0199579563
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Philosophy has much to offer psychiatry, not least regarding ethical issues, but also issues regarding the mind, identity, values, and volition. The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry offers the most comprehensive reference resource for this area every published - one that is essential for both students and researchers in this field.

Dancing with Ophelia

Dancing with Ophelia Book
Author : Jeanne Ellen Petrolle
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 2017-11-21
ISBN : 1438468784
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A personal narrative that explores madness through the use of literature, art, and philosophy to achieve lasting mental health without drugs. “Twenty-two years ago, I lost my mind.” So begins Jeanne Ellen Petrolle’s fascinating personal narrative about her mental illness and recovery. Drawing on literature, art, and philosophy, Petrolle explores a unique understanding of madness that allowed her to achieve lasting mental health without using long-term psychiatric drugs. Traditionally, Western literature, art, and philosophy have portrayed madness through six concepts created from myth—Escape into the Wild, Flight from a Scene of Terror, Visit to the Underworld, Dark Night of the Soul, Spiritual Passion, and Fire in the Mind. Rather than conceptualizing madness as “illness,” a mythopoetic concept assumes that madness contains symbolic meaning and offers valuable insight into human concerns like love, desire, sex, adventure, work, fate, spirituality, and God. Madness becomes an experience that unleashes extraordinary creativity by generating the spiritual insight that fuels artistic productivity and personal transformation. By weaving her personal experiences with the life stories and work of surrealist painter Leonora Carrington and modernist novelist Djuna Barnes, Petrolle shows how poetic thinking about severe mental distress can complement strategies for managing mental illness. This approach allowed her, and hopefully others, to produce better long-term treatment outcomes. “This is an extraordinary book that combines meticulous literary scholarship with memoir. It bravely challenges us to reconsider and reframe mental illness, defined here as an ‘ultimate adventure in selfhood’ that connects to beauty, creativity, and the sublime. As it traces how skepticism of prevailing attitudes and treatments can save lives, Dancing with Ophelia is also, at its root, a deeply spiritual book that grapples with love, courage, ambition, and the idea of God.” — Aviya Kushner, author of The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible “This book offers an interesting and engagingly written exploration of mental distress that draws on a range of literary and scholarly sources in combination with personal experience. It sits within the small, but growing, body of work that interweaves personal narrative with an academic analysis of ‘illness’ or disruption.” — Deborah Bowman, coauthor of Informed Consent: A Primer for Clinical Practice

JFK and Mary Meyer A Love Story

JFK and Mary Meyer  A Love Story Book
Author : Jesse Kornbluth
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN : 1510759166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“A breezy, tantalizing view of the woman who, through wiles and a complete lack of scruples, briefly transcended the role of presidential mistress—and may have paid for it with her life.” —The New York Times John F. Kennedy said he needed sex every three days or he got a headache. In the White House, he never had a headache. Kennedy met Mary Pinchot in 1935, when he was eighteen and she was sixteen. Twenty years later, when she was living in Virginia and married to Cord Meyer, a high-ranking CIA official, she was Jack and Jackie Kennedy’s next-door neighbor. In 1962, she was an artist, divorced, living in Washington—and Kennedy’s first serious romance. Mary Pinchot Meyer was more than a bedmate. She was Kennedy’s beacon light: his sole female adviser, spending mornings in the Oval Office, and, at night, discussing issues. After the 1964 election, Kennedy said, he would divorce Jackie and marry her. After the assassination, Mary didn’t believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, and she shared that view, loudly and often, in Washington’s most elite circles. Her ex-husband urged her to be silent, but when the report of the Warren Commission was released, she was even more loudly critical. On October 10, 1964, two days before her forty-forth birthday, as she walked in Georgetown, a man shot her in the head and the heart. That night, Mary's best friend called her sister. “Mary had a diary,” she said. “Get it.” The diary was filled with sketches, notes for paintings—and ten pages about an affair with an unnamed lover. Her sister burned it. In JFK and Mary Meyer: A Love Story, Jesse Kornbluth recreates the diary Mary might have written. Working from a timeline of Kennedy’s presidency and every documented account of their public relationship, he has written a high-octane thriller that tracks this secret, doomed romance—and invites readers to solve Mary’s murder.

The Self Reliant Entrepreneur

The Self Reliant Entrepreneur Book
Author : John Jantsch
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2019-10-23
ISBN : 1119579759
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide for creating a deeper relationship with the entrepreneurial journey The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur offers overworked and harried entrepreneurs, and anyone who thinks like one, a much-needed guide for tapping into the wisdom that is most relevant to the entrepreneurial life. The book is filled with inspirational meditations that contain the thoughts and writings of notable American authors. Designed as a daily devotional, it is arranged in a calendar format, and features readings of transcendentalist literature and others. Each of The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur meditations is followed by a reflection and a challenging question from John Jantsch. He draws on his lifetime of experience as a successful coach for small business and startup leaders to offer an entrepreneurial context. Jantsch shows how entrepreneurs can learn to trust their ideas and overcome the doubt and fear of everyday challenges. The book contains: A unique guide to meditations, especially designed for entrepreneurs A range of topics such as self-awareness, trust, creativity, resilience, failure, growth, freedom, love, integrity, and passion An inspirational meditation for each day of the year. . . including leap year Reflections from John Jantsch, small business marketing expert and the author of the popular book Duct Tape Marketing Written for entrepreneurs, as well anyone seeking to find a deeper meaning in their work and life, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur is a practical handbook for anyone seeking to embrace the practice of self-trust.

American Presidential Statecraft

American Presidential Statecraft Book
Author : Ronald E. Powaski
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-04-04
ISBN : 3319504576
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the presidency in twentieth century America and explores why some presidents succeed as makers of U.S. foreign policy while others fail, sometimes tragically. It explores each president's ability to apply his skills to a foreign policy issue in the face of opposition that may come from a variety of sources, including the Congress, the Pentagon, the State Department, the press, and often their own in-house advisers. This volume in particular focuses on Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D Roosevelt, and Harry Truman.

Disability and U S Politics Participation Policy and Controversy 2 volumes

Disability and U S  Politics  Participation  Policy  and Controversy  2 volumes  Book
Author : Dana Lee Baker
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-01-16
ISBN : 1440839239
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than 1 billion people worldwide have a disability, and they are all affected by politics. This two-volume work explores key topics at the heart of disability policy, such as voting, race, gender, age, health care, social security, transportation, abuse, and the environment. • Explains all stages of disability policy development, including the framing of issues in the political participation of disability, current policy, retired policy, and cutting-edge issues likely to motivate policy in decades to come • Includes material from contributors who represent a range of academic disciplines and employ varied thought about disability across fields of study and professional expertise • Ideally suited for students taking undergraduate courses in sociology, education, human development, social work, disability studies, and public affairs