Gustave LeBon (1841-1931) was a French physician who wrote widely on scientific subjects, including anatomy and physiology, anthropology, and history. Many of his writings focused in particular on national traits, crowd behavior, and racial superiority. His numerous books include The Civilization of Arabs, The Psychology of Peoples, and The Crowd.
Robert Nye is George Lynn Cross Research Professor in the department of history at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Crime, Madness and Politics in Modern France: The Medical Concept of National Decline and The Origins of Crowd Psychology: Gustave Le Bon and the Crisis of Mass Democracy in the Third Republic.
Jesusss Christ man this was a hard read and I consider myself at the college level when it comes to literature. Read morePublished 10 days ago by 954FloridaBoy
The crowd is fickle and this book does a great job of explaining that. Very insightful about the living organism that is the crowd and its behaviour.Published 11 days ago by Koush
I am not finished yet, but this book is eye-opening to me. Having been engrossed in my job taking care of sick people all these years, I knew nothing of "community... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathryn
People should read this to understand how the are CURRENTLY being manipulated!Published 3 months ago by C. Johnson
Intriguing, riveting, spellbinding, what else is there to say? This book will change the very fabric of your belief structure, I guarantee it.Published 6 months ago by Orion The Constellation
Anti-religious, anti-capitalistic drivel. I was hoping for some logic and insight into the psychological motivations of the masses and got instead a heap of redundant and unfounded... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mike
This book is a good reference to study popular mind, which is very useful for stock market investors and advertisement designers.Published 20 months ago by Dongjie Jiang
Although this book is a classic and gives you things to think about, it would hardly be scientific or definitive, but rather a list of the standard complaints about crowd mentality... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tezza
A clean transaction. A seminal collation of group theories that is scary at times. A veritable goldmine for sociologists. Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by William Edgeworth