But the book is terrible. It's just list after list after list, and every list is riddled with identifiable errors: errors in spelling terms, errors of analysis, blah, blah, bleeping, blah. You can't learn much from a list anyway, without enough detail to make sense of it, which Kindleberger does not supply. If you want to learn about financial crises, look elsewhere. Not sure where -- this is sort of a _catalog_ of financial crises, which I guess is something (altho now that I think about it, I don't think I've seen a catalog of financial crises that didn't stink to high heaven, so I may have an absurdly high bar for this stuff).
Possibly Kindleberger's other work is better. I would certainly hope so.n