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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Magnum opus on historical fantasies in three volumes. There's no part of this I didn't like. Every book in every volume (my Gutenberg PDF has the bulk of the book in part one, followed by three more ... Read full review

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I really enjoyed this book. Often, people seem to think the problems of the modern world are new and insurmountable issues. This book shows the cycle of life is just that, a cycle. Working on the ... Read full review

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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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