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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Harriman Definitive Edition)

The classic guide to crowd psychology, financial folly and surprising superstition

By Charles Mackay
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About the Author

Charles Mackay

Charles Mackay (1814-1889) was born in Perth, Scotland, and over a prolific career in letters wrote poetry, journalism, novels, dictionaries and songs. Best-known in his lifetime for the last of these - which were set to music and became phenomenally popular - he is today best remembered for his epic guide to crowd psychology, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, which has ... Read more on Charles Mackay

Contents Listing

About the Author
Foreword by Russell Napier
Preface
Chapter One. Money Mania: The Mississippi Scheme
Chapter Two. The South-Sea Bubble
Chapter Three. The Tulipomania
Chapter Four. The Alchemists
Chapter Five. Modern Prophecies
Chapter Six. The Magnetisers
Chapter Seven. Influence of Politics and Religion on the Hair and Beard
Chapter Eight. The Crusades
Chapter Nine. The Witch Mania
Chapter Ten. The Slow Poisoners
Chapter Eleven. Haunted Houses
Chapter Twelve. Popular Follies of Great Cities
Chapter Thirteen. Popular Admiration of Great Thieves
Chapter Fourteen. Duels and Ordeals
Chapter Fifteen. Relics
About the Author
Foreword by Russell Napier
Preface
Chapter One. Money Mania: The Mississippi Scheme
Chapter Two. The South-Sea Bubble
Chapter Three. The Tulipomania
Chapter Four. The Alchemists
Chapter Five. Modern Prophecies
Chapter Six. The Magnetisers
Chapter Seven. Influence of Politics and Religion on the Hair and Beard
Chapter Eight. The Crusades
Chapter Nine. The Witch Mania
Ch ...

Jacket Text

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one..."

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds is the original guide to behavioural psychology - and how manias, follies and superstitions begin, spread and (eventually) pass.

A hugely entertaining tour through financial scams and stock market bubbles, alchemical quests and prophecy wars, duelling bouts and relic hunts, the book is as insightful and memorable today as when it was first published almost 180 years ago.

This edition comes with an exclusive foreword by Russell Napier, author of Anatomy of the Bear.

Harriman Definitive Editions offer the best quality editions of the best financial books of all time. Beautifully typeset in new designs, accompanied by forewords by the best modern financial writers, printed and bound in high-quality hardcovers on acid-free paper - they are essential long-term additions to the portfolio of every investor and trader.

Professional Reviews

"You might have Popular Delusions already. But it is still worth looking at the new edition if only for the warning it contains from Mr Napier." Merryn Somerset Webb, Financial Times


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Financial Times

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