Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds is an early study of crowd psychology by scottish journalist charles mackay first published in 1841 under the title memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions the book was published in three volumes national delusions peculiar follies and philosophical delusions mackay was an accomplished teller of stories though he wrote in a journalistic and somewhat sensational style the subjects of mackays debunking include alchemy cru. Given this the book extraordinary popular delusions and the maddness of crowds by charles mackay describes the major historical crowd delusions up to 1841 when the book was first published the forward by bernard baruch written in 1932 is alone worth the price of the book mackay does not analize crowd psychcology nor attempt to explain why these events occurred so dont look here for predictions of the next stock market crash the events are revealed from a purely historical . The project gutenberg ebook of memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by charles mackay this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever you may copy it give it away or re use it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at wwwgutenbergorg title memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds author charles mackay release date february 5 2008 . Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds contents the mississippi scheme the south sea bubble the tulipomania the alchymists modern prophecies fortune telling the magnetisers influence of politics and religion on the hair and beard the crusades the witch mania the slow poisoners haunted
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