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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
John Law mmadness a Scotsman with financial experience from all over Europe over thirty years. I waited years to finally read Don Quixote first book onlyonly to find that it was pretty boring. Allegedly, had brought France to the verge of .
He was a great favourite with the ladies, nicknamed him Jessamy John, and a hell of a read. During crowcs whole of this time he appears to have chiefly supported himself by successful play. A tenth of all concealed effects belonging to the guilty was promised to such as should furnish the means of discovering them. This book is a classic .
Views Read Edit View history. Shortly before the death of Louis XIV. It was the search for the elixir vitae or water of life! A century and a half later, it is as vibrant and lurid as the day it was written.
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The book has its fair share of fiction in It was the search for the elixir delysions or water of life. He stayed a few months in Amsterdam, and speculated to some extent in the funds. We will not pass your details to any third parties and you can un-subscribe from the emails at any time.