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The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias
     

The Latest Craze: A Short History of Mass Hysterias

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by Jeff Fleischer
 

Tulipomania!

The Mad Gasser of Mattoon! 

McCarthyism!

Cabbage Patch Kids! 

Y2K Bug!

12/21/12!

Human history is full of examples of irrational mass behavior, from 1600s Tulip Mania to the Tickle Me Elmo rush of the 1990s.  Greed, whimsy, fear, and madness have driven us to lose our minds over railroads, dances, satellites, and electric

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Tulipomania!

The Mad Gasser of Mattoon! 

McCarthyism!

Cabbage Patch Kids! 

Y2K Bug!

12/21/12!

Human history is full of examples of irrational mass behavior, from 1600s Tulip Mania to the Tickle Me Elmo rush of the 1990s.  Greed, whimsy, fear, and madness have driven us to lose our minds over railroads, dances, satellites, and electric fans.  With more than sixty entries, The Latest Craze showcases the varieties of ways—past and present—in which we can find ourselves following the crowd. Will we ever learn?  Probably not, but it’s as entertaining as it is enlightening to see how the parade of absurdity continues to play out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435129771
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 6.24(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Fleischer is a journalist who has written for numerous publications, including Mother Jones, Mental_Floss, and the Sydney Morning Herald. He knows the lyrics to every Beatles song, once owned a hideous disco suit, and had neighbors who took out insurance before the New Madrid quake.

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