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Posted September 22, 2002
A long list of human foibles
Although it starts off slow, it becomes staggering when you realize the extent of human history that the author covers. The rather thick book is by no means comprehensive, and modern historians can add more chapters to the tale. This classic covers such things as the Inquisition (as a part of a witch mania), the Crusades, South Sea Bubble, tuplipmania, as well as other things that we find amusing today. He dissects the trends of facial hair, colloquial sayings, haunted houses, magnetizers [which seems to resurging lately], etc. Anyway, I find this book quite good for all the things we fall for. Fortunately, most tricks eventually get figured out though sometimes not before going through deadly cycles.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 10, 2009
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