Joshua Shenk on President Lincoln's Depression

Lincoln's Melancholy
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11.23.2008

Joshua Shenk is the author of "Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness." Shenk tells Jim Fleming that Abraham Lincoln never attempted suicide, that we know of, but referred to it in a poem he wrote, and Shenk recites the poem.

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