poll which is far too full of washing
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Wed Sep 15 23:32:44 EDT 1999
On Wed, 15 Sep 1999 19:05:40 -0400, McMullin, Elise wrote:
> Deborah's question reminds me of another book which I also recommend
>as a great read. It's called Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the
>Madness of Crowds. It has those descriptive chapter headings. It was
>written by Charles McKay and first published in 1841, methinks. But I've
>seen it at bookstores because it keeps getting reprinted.
>At any rate, it's a great nonfiction book all about crazes throughout
>history, from the economic (market bubbles, the tulip craze) to the
>murderous (poisoners, witch trials). I recommend it to you whatever age you
>are - I used it to write some school reports because it was less dry and
>more interesting than other sources. The author really gets into the
>*stories.* Plus, it has a great title. :)
That reminds me of _Bellwether_ by Connie Willis, which is about fads...the
chapter headings aren't like Howl's but are snippets describing historical
fads...very very good.
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