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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

This is a free textbook that is offered by Amazon for reading on a Kindle.  Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the free Kindle app for smartphones and tablets.  Download the app for your device and start reading for free. ‘This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers.’ 'Charles Mackay's Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, published in 1841, is the history of popular folly in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions". These break down into: economic bubbles, alchemy, crusades, witch-hunts, prophecies, fortune-telling, magnetisers (the influence of one's imagination in curing disease), shape of a person's hair or beard (in its... Show More
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