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Published by Crown Trade Paperbacks in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Impostors and imposture.,
  • Swindlers and swindling.,
  • Occultism -- Early works to 1900.,
  • Delusions.,
  • Social psychology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesExtraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds
Statementby Charles Mackay ; with a foreword by Andrew Tobias.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAZ999 .M2 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 740 p., [11] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages740
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL910802M
ISBN 10051788433X
LC Control Number95205921

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