Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation

Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation

by Edward Chancellor
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Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation by Edward Chancellor

Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly? How has the psychology of investing changed--and not changed--over the last five hundred years? Edward Chancellor examines the nature of speculation--from medieval Europe to the Tulip mania of the 1630s to today's Internet stock craze. A contributing writer to The Financial Times and The Economist, looks at both the psychological and economic forces that drive people to "bet" their money in markets; how markets are made, unmade, and manipulated; and who wins when speculation runs rampant. Drawing colorfully on the words of such speculators as Sir Isaac Newton, Daniel Defoe, Ivan Boesky, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Devil Take the Hindmost is part history, part social science, and purely illuminating: an erudite and hugely entertaining book that is more timely today than ever before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452281806
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 390,407
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edward Chancellor studied history in Great Britain at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. In the early 1990s he worked for the investment bank Lazard Brothers. He is a freelance journalist, and lives in London.

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Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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This is an excellent book, everyone that deals with the market should read this book. Chancellor goes over every period of financial speculation from the start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There have been three broad stock market histories written in the last five years that I am aware of. Edward Chancellor's 'Devil Take the Hindmost' is unquestionably the best of the three. I wish that I had written it!