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In sickness and in power illnesses in heads of government during the last 100 years by Owen, David

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Published by Praeger Publishers in Westport, Conn .
Written in English


  • Heads of states -- Mental illness,
  • Heads of states -- Mental illness -- History -- 20th century,
  • Heads of states -- Health and hygiene,
  • Heads of states -- Health and hygiene -- History -- 21st century,
  • Federal government -- History -- 20th century,
  • Federal government -- History -- 21st century,
  • Famous Persons,
  • Mental Disorders,
  • Federal Government -- history,
  • History, 20th Century,
  • History, 21st Century,
  • Political Systems -- history

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesIllnesses in heads of government during the last 100 years
StatementDavid Owen.
LC ClassificationsRC451.4.S64 .O94 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18534494M
ISBN 109780313360053
LC Control Number2008013655

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"In Sickness and in Power contains substantial case histories showing that bodily disorders affecting leaders have had major political consequences. There is certainly added value in David Owen having known many of the recent figures personally. The one scoop in this material is the author's access to Eden's hitherto closed medical /5(8).   Buy In Sickness and in Power Revised ed. by Owen, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(28).   In Sickness and in Power book. Read 9 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The course of modern world history has been critically shap /5. To those who are in sickness the author does not underestimate the strength of those hindrances to comfort. Far from offering superficial advice, P. B. Power’s position in A Book of Comfort for Those in Sickness is that no comfort is obtainable unless there be, first, true knowledge of ourselves and, second, right knowledge of God.

: In Sickness and in Power () by Owen, David and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(71).   "In Sickness and in Power examines how both specific diseases and intoxication with power have shaped major decisions by world leaders in the twentieth many heads of state, the experience of being in power brings about psychological changes that can lead to grandiosity, narcissism, and irresponsible behavior. Leaders suffering Pages:   The books that form author Hilary Mantel's trilogy about Henry VIII's adviser Thomas Cromwell are pictured at a book store in London, Britain, March 4, sweating sickness, a real series.   And, in , Doctor Owen published a book on the subject. In it, he examined the health problems of world leaders over the past one hundred years. He called the book, "In Sickness and In Power." Today's Spotlight is the first of two programmes about this book. Here, Doctor Owen describes the book's purpose: Voice 3.

The Sickness Unto Death (Danish: Sygdommen til Døden) is a book written by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus. A work of Christian existentialism, the book is about Kierkegaard's concept of despair, which he equates with the Christian concept of sin, which he terms, "the sin of despair."Author: Søren Kierkegaard. This study of illness in heads of government between and considers how illness and therapy - both physical and mental - affect the process of government and decision-making, leading to acts of folly, in the sense of stupidity or rashness.   23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; .   But within his book In Sickness and in Power, there is another interesting and far from uncommon phenomenon to which leaders in all walks of life are susceptible, including the military and business.