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Idaho State Historical Society Book Discussion

Lincoln's Melancholy book cover

Date / Time

Thursday, May 15, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm


10664 W. Victory Road United States
Boise , ID 83709

Contact Info

Contact Name:
Steve Barrett
Contact Phone Number:
(208) 514-2324


NEW LOCATION! ADA COMMUNITY LIBRARY The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) has initiated an all-new book discussion series. Join Steve Barrett, archivist, BSU adjunct faculty member, and coordinator of ISHS Abraham Lincoln: His Legacy in Idaho permanent exhibit. For May—National Mental Health Month—we’ll feature Joshua Wolf Shenks book: Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Shenk argues that lifelong, clinical depression was to Abraham Lincoln what polio was to Franklin Delano Roosevelt – an illness that not only challenged the 16th president, but in fact made him the human being he was to become.

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