Publisher description for The price of greatness : resolving the creativity and madness controversy / Arnold M. Ludwig.

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Exploring the lives and achievements of over 1,000 extraordinary men and women, this book offers answers to the age-old questions about the relationship between mental illness and greatness, and also reveals factors that predict creative achievement. The book is filled with colorful stories about many of the most eminent artists, scientists, social activists, politicians, soldiers, and business people of our time.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Genius and mental illness, Creative ability