Book Spotlight: The Abraham Man by R. Gregory Lande

 

abrahamThe mere mention of the insanity defense guarantees a lively debate. Opponents of the defense cite the loss of criminal culpability while proponents argue just as passionately that the insanity defense is the ultimate act of compassion. The protagonists would probably be quite surprised to learn that the same basic concerns consumed Americans in the nineteenth century. One factor – The Abraham Man – sowed the seeds of confusion and controversy that united the past with the present.

 

Some of the most celebrated civil and criminal trials in American history were argued under the shadow of the Abraham Man. The detailed stories of long forgotten legal cases bring the antics of the Abraham Man to life. Through the process, readers will follow the careers of notable Civil War era surgeons whose post-war professional development shaped the future of modern mental health care.

 

ALGORA PUBLISHING |AMAZON | BARNES AND NOBLE

R. Gregory Lande, DO is a physician and retired US Army Medical Corps Officer. Dr. Lande completed his medical education at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Lande was commissioned an officer in the US Army. During his career in the military, Dr. Lande was active in a wide variety of clinical, academic and administrative positions. Upon leaving the US Army as a full colonel, Dr. Lande was awarded the Legion of Merit recognizing his career contributions. The next phase of his career involved administrative positions in hospital management, research, and teaching at various civilian facilities. Dr. Lande is the author of numerous medical and historical works. He lectures widely on both subjects. A sampling of historical publications and presentations include:

Lande, RG: “History of Military Psychiatry”, book chapter, Principles and Practice of Military Forensic Psychiatry. Springfield, IL: C. Thomas, 1997

Lande RG: The Invalid Corp. Military Medicine, June 2008; 173(6):525-528

Lande, RG: Felo De Se: Soldier suicides in America’s Civil War. Military Medicine. 2011; 176(5):531-536

Lande, RG: The court-martial of Sergeant George W. McDonald. Maryland Historical Magazine. 2011; Spring 106(1): 125-33

Lande, RG: Madness, Malingering & Malfeasance: The Transformation of Psychiatry and the Law in the Civil War Era. Washington, D.C.: Brassey’s Inc., 2003

Lande RG The Abraham Man: Growth and Development of Forensic Psychiatry. New York, NY, Algora Publisher, 2012

Speaker – 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, Rochester, NY

Subject: Dummy Chucker

Speaker – Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, MI,

Subject: The Court-Marshall of Sgt. George McDonald

Speaker – Missouri Conference on History, Columbia MO

Subject: Civil War Execution of Private William E. Ormsby

Speaker – Florida Historical Society, Tampa, FL

Subject: PVT Lewis Payne: Madness, Malingering, or Malfeasance?

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The Abraham Man Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

 

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Monday, February 4th

Book spotlight at The Busy Mom’s Daily

Tuesday, February 5th

Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, February 6th

Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, February 7th

Interview at Examiner

Monday, February 11th

Book spotlight at The Writer’s Life

Tuesday, February 12th

Guest post at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, February 13th

Interview at Paperback Writer

Thursday, February 14th

Book spotlight at As the Pages Turn

Friday, February 15th

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Wednesday, February 20th

Interview at Divine Caroline

Thursday, February 21st

Book spotlight at Bluebell Books

Monday, February 25th

Interview at American Chronicle

Wednesday, February 27th

First Chapter Review at The Book Connection

Friday March 1st

Guest post at Lori’s Reading Corner

Monday, March 4th

Interview at Broowaha

Wednesday, March 6th

Book review at Review from Here

Thursday, March 7th

Book spotlight at RedRoom

Monday, March 11th

Book spotlight at Pump Up Your Books, Blurbs n’ Bytes

Tuesday, March 12th

Book review at WV Stitcher

Wednesday, March 13th

Guest post at Literal Exposure

Thursday, March 14th

Book spotlight at Marilyn’s Musings

Monday, March 18th

Book spotlight at The Book Rack

Wednesday, March 20th

Book review at Coffee and A Keyboard

Friday, March 22nd

Book review at The Book Connection

Monday, March 25th

Book review at The Self-Taught Cook

Tuesday, March 26th

Book spotlight at Thoughts in Progress

 

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