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Abraham Lincoln was clinically depressed, according to Joshua Shenk, and his depression may have contributed to his greatness. Shenk is the author of a new book called Lincoln's Melancholy.

» Read an excerpt of Lincoln's Melancholy in the Reading Room

Joshua Wolf Shenk reading and booksigning
Tuesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm
LIVE from the NYPL
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Joshua Wolf Shenk
New York Public Library
South Court Auditoriumy
42nd St & Fifth Ave
Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 library donors, seniors and students with identification Call SmartTix: 212.868.4444 or www.smarttix.com

Music: The Civil War soundtrack (Elektra Nonesuch) tracks 1, 5, and 6