Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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Templeton Foundation Press, 2000 - History - 724 pages
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This work studies the psychology of crowds and mass mania throughout history, including accounts of classic scams, grand-scale madness and deceptions. Some of these include the Mississippi scheme that swept France in 1720 and the South Sea Bubble that ruined thousands in England at the same time.

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Easy to read and enjoy. - Goodreads
It makes an excellent reference book for that alone. - Goodreads
It isn't like the epub format cannot handle pictures. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

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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User Review  - Samuel Parker - Goodreads

This work of historical journalism belongs to the cream of 19th century nonfiction. Minus one star for sensationalism. When I checked some of its numbers against modern sources I found them to be somewhat exaggerated (for the sake of the story no doubt). Read full review

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Templeton is chairman of the Templeton Foundations and president of the First Trust Bank, Nassau, Bahamas.

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