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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I really enjoy reading history books and this is no exception eventhough it is a classical investment book. Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is a very old and also very contemporary book. Easy to read and enjoy. Read full review

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It's been too long since I've read this, but there's a reason it's been in print since 1841. Among other things, it has a classic account of the Dutch tulip mania, one of the first (but far from the ... 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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