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  2. A psychologist argues that America is rich because a lot of us are a little bit nuts
  3. The Hypomanic Edge (The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America)
  4. Blessed Are the Hypomanic

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The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (a Little) Craziness and (a Lot…

How We Affect Each Other. An Honest, Heartfelt Portrayal of Bipolar Disorder Hollywood depictions of mental illness usually are far off the mark. Charlie Sheen: Hypomania's Poster Boy. The Peacemaker Former president Clinton, whose visit to North Korea won the freedom of two captured American journalists, may be the most prolific peacemaker of all time.

America's undiplomatic top diplomat. What to do with Bill? How Will Obama Lead? But there is an enormous upside in terms of spectacular entrepreneurial zeal, drive for innovation, and material success. Americans may have a lot of crazy ideas, but some of them lead to brilliant inventions. Why is America so hypomanic?

It is populated primarily by immigrants. This self-selection process is the boldest natural experiment ever conducted. Those who had the will, optimism, and daring to take the leap into the unknown have passed those traits on to their descendants. Bringing his audacious and persuasive thesis to life, Gartner offers case histories of some famous Americans who represent this phenomenon of hypomania.

These are the real stories you never learned in school about some of those men who made America: Columbus, who discovered the continent, thought he was the messiah. John Winthrop, who settled and defined it, believed Americans were God's new chosen people. Alexander Hamilton, the indispensable founder who envisioned America's economic future, self-destructed because of pride and impulsive behavior. Andrew Carnegie, who began America's industrial revolution, was sure that he was destined personally to speed up human evolution and bring world peace.

The Mayer and Selznick families helped create the peculiarly American art form of the Hollywood film, but familial bipolar disorders led to the fall of their empires. Craig Venter decoded the human genome, yet his arrogance made him despised by most of his scientific colleagues, even as he spurred them on to make great discoveries. While these men are extraordinary examples, Gartner argues that many Americans have inherited the genes that have made them the most successful citizens in the world. A Renegade History of the United States.

Thaddeus Russell. Bhu Srinivasan. The American Spirit. David McCullough. A Shining Thread of Hope. Darlene Clark Hine. Master of the Mountain. Henry Wiencek. Help Me to Find My People. Heather Andrea Williams. At the Hands of Persons Unknown.

A psychologist argues that America is rich because a lot of us are a little bit nuts

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The Hypomanic Edge (The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America)

Kristina DuRocher. Murdering McKinley. Eric Rauchway. James McGrath Morris.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U. History, Graphic Illustrated. Kenneth Hite. All the Presidents' Children.

Doug Wead. Steve Weinberg.

Blessed Are the Hypomanic

One-Night Stands with American History. Richard Shenkman. Mirror to America. John Hope Franklin. The Belles of New England. William Moran. George Washington's Leadership Lessons. James Rees. The Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Fred Gray. French Toast. All the News Unfit to Print.

Eric Burns. First Dads. Joshua Kendall. Peter Krass. James C. The Intellectual Devotional: American History. David S. Black Genius. Dick Russell. We Are Charleston. Herb Frazier. Hypomanics are brimming with infectious energy, irrational confidence, and really big ideas.