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The Price of Greatness : Resolving the Creativity and Madness Controversy - Arnold M. Ludwig

The Price of Greatness

Resolving the Creativity and Madness Controversy

Hardcover Published: 24th March 1995
ISBN: 9780898628395
Number Of Pages: 310

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This book examines the lives and achievements of over 1,000 extraordinary men and women to address age-old questions about the relationship between mental illness and greatness. Filled with colorful anecdotes about many of the most eminent persons of our times, the book delves into many of mankind's greatest achievements, the special attributes of those who accomplished them, the unique circumstances of their lives, and the characteristics of their families. Written with a sophistication that will appeal to a professional audience and an accessible style that invites the general reader, this engaging volume reveals the factors that predict exceptional creative achievement.

A Touch of Madness?
Determining Greatness
The Early Years
The Adult Years
Impediments to Eminence
The Measurement of Achievement
Mental Illness in the Professions
Mental Symptoms and Creativity
Predicting "True" Greatness
Method and Statistics
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ISBN: 9780898628395
ISBN-10: 0898628393
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 310
Published: 24th March 1995
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.9  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61