Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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Barnes & Noble, 2002 - Common fallacies - 724 pages
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Whenever struck by campaigns, fads, cults and fashions, the reader may take some comfort that Charles Mackay can demonstrate historical parallels for almost every neurosis of our times. The South Sea Bubble, Witch Mania, Alchemy, the Crusades, Fortune-telling, Haunted Houses, and even 'Tulipomania' are only some of the subjects covered in this book, which is given a contemporary perspective through Professor Norman Stone's lively new Introduction.

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User Review  - Andrei Gavrila - Goodreads

I hesitated between a 2 and a 3 star. As always the rating system means different things to different people. I guess I rated it a 2 star since 2 stars means on goodreads - it was ok. Didn't like it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lucy - Goodreads

Fairly interesting read, due to the topics it discusses. Most interesting parts were probably the mississippi and south sea bubbles, the crusades, the witch-hunts, and the thugs. The book is very ... Read full review

Contents

John Law his birth and youthful careerDuel between Law
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THE SOUTHSEA BUBBLE
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Lonrad GesnerTulips brought from Vienna to EnglandRage
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