Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds is an early study of crowd psychology by scottish journalist charles mackay first published in 1841 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. Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds confusin de confusiones wiley investment classics charles mackay 39 out of 5 stars 312 hardcover 2304 next customers who bought this item also bought page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 . Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds financial panics and manias by charles mackay reprint 106 pp mackays original work first published in 1841 in three volumes is an account of irrational human behavior across many spectra. This informative funny collection of popular delusions from alchemy to mesmerism has become a classic a study of mass manias crowd behavior and human folly the book encompasses a broad range of scams manias and deceptions including witch burning and the great crusades. In the early 2000s one of my wifes cousins pressed memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by charles mackay on me his timing was a bit off his timing was a bit off
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