The Resource Infantry attacks, Erwin Rommel, (electronic resource)

Infantry attacks, Erwin Rommel, (electronic resource)

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Infantry attacks
Title
Infantry attacks
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Erwin Rommel
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Language
eng
Summary
Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? Why do financially sensible people jump lemming-like into hare-brained speculative frenzies--only to jump broker-like out of windows when their fantasies dissolve? We may think that the Great Crash of 1929, junk bonds of the '80s, and over-valued high-tech stocks of the '90s are peculiarly 20th century aberrations, but Mackay's classic--first published in 1841--shows that the madness and confusion of crowds knows no limits, and has no temporal bounds. These are extraordinarily illuminating,and, unfortunately, entertaining tales of chicanery, greed and naivete. Essential reading for any student of human nature or the transmission of ideas. In fact, cases such as Tulipomania in 1624--when Tulip bulbs traded at a higher price than gold--suggest the existence of what I would dub "Mackay's Law of Mass Action:" when it comes to the effect of social behavior on the intelligence of individuals, 1+1 is often less than 2, and sometimes considerably less than 0
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Midwest
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1891-1944
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Rommel, Erwin
Dewey number
  • 940.4/144092
  • B
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Infantry drill and tactics
  • Germany
  • Rommel, Erwin
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Infantry attacks, Erwin Rommel, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11741379
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Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781607963356
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11741379
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remote
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Label
Infantry attacks, Erwin Rommel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11741379
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781607963356
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11741379
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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