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Tulipomania : The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused Paperback – January 30, 2001
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Lack of regulation and poor quality control were just a couple of the details that led to the abrupt crash in February 1637. Tulipomania was the original market bust--people were ruined, debts went unpaid. It was a disaster similar to the stock-market crash of 1929. A brief resurrection of the mania occurred 65 years later in Istanbul, and while it was not the financial obsession Holland experienced, it led to the creation of standards in flower shape and increased the development of new types. You don't need to be obsessed to enjoy this book--an interest in tulips, history, and the futures market ensures that this will be a remarkable read. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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I loved this book; surprisingly, it was very readable and fabulous insight into the history of the Netherlands.Published 14 days ago by Donna Whelchel
The history of the tulip was fascinating. And at the end of the book I liked how the author tied that crazy obsession to others objects of desire in more recent time. Read morePublished 1 month ago by I. Angilan
Fads and speculation led to a crazy market for tulip bulbs. The mania has modern equivalents and the results have been the same.Published 1 month ago by Carol Lerch
It is obvious of the research that went into to compiling this book. Anything you ever wanted to know about the history of how cultures valued tulips is in here. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was very interesting to learn the history of the tulips and the conflicts. Sad to realize that these same conflicts exist today.Published 3 months ago by GT Howard
Very nice book, very entertaining, it not only describes the specific event of the Tulipmania but also the whole history of tulips and the people involved with them.Published 4 months ago by efrain