Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Publish date: January 13th 1994
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
Pages no: 749
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, 19th Century
We tend to think of sarcasm as a modern affliction, but Charles Mackay's writing is as sarcastic as anything I have ever read. Extraordinary Popular Delusions is a 700 page study of what Mackay calls the Madness of Europe, up until 1841. The book is divided into long and short sections, depending on...
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