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In sickness and in power : illness in heads of government during the last 100 years

Author: David Owen
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1906 and 2008 seven Presidents are judged to have been mentally ill while in office: Theodore Roosevelt (bipolar disorder), Taft (breathing-related sleep disorder), Wilson (major depressive  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Owen
ISBN: 9780313360053 0313360057
OCLC Number: 1015467970
Awards: Winner of The New Statesman Books of the Year 2008 2008 (United States)
Description: xxiv, 420 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1901-1953 --
1953-2007 --
Prime Minister Eden's illness and Suez --
President Kennedy's health --
The Shah's secret illness --
President Mitterrand's prostate cancer --
Bush, Blair, and the war in Iraq --
Safeguarding against illness in heads of government.
Responsibility: David Owen.

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