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.
Have you ever wonder why people gang-up on others? Why during Vancouver Riot in 2011, there were people that they had no criminal records or association with crime. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Peyman ADLDOUSTI
Great book if you have to deal with the crowd and the popular mind. A quick read but very thought provoking.Published 12 months ago by Dr. I. F. Jagas
Some reviewers here have had disparaging remarks about Le Bon's "The Crowd" but I found it very satisfying. Read morePublished on April 8 2001 by Martin J. Riske
Many will attack the presentation, and fail to bring in the age of the work, not published in English until 1896. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2000 by James Allard
This book is definitely full of stereotypes and sweeping generalizations. However, that does not negate the value of this study. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2000
This book is filled with generalizations and class based stereotypes. All of its assertions have been refuted by actual study (see tim couch, coser etc. Read morePublished on Dec 14 1999 by clayton
Hitler read this book and Mussolini knew it by heart. Great book if you want to enter politics and control the crowd.Published on June 22 1999