Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
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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Review: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of CrowdsUser 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
Review: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of CrowdsUser 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