Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Inner Life of Lincoln
We know him as the Great Emancipator – leader who shepherded our country through one of the most tumultuous times in its history. But as it turns out, Abraham Lincoln might have experienced as much internal turmoil as he did political strife. Some experts speculate that Lincoln suffered from depression throughout his life. Thursday, on Abe’s birthday, we’ll talk with Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of “Lincoln’s Melancholy,” to learn more about what was going on under that famous stovepipe hat.