Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds

By Charles Mackay; Andrew Tobias (Foreword by)

Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780517884331, 768pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 1995

Description

A complete repackaging of the classic work about grand-scale madness, major schemes, and bamboozlement--and the universal human susceptibility to all three. This informative, funny collection encompasses a broad range of manias and deceptions, from witch burnings to the Great Crusades to the prophecies of Nostradamus.