Edward Chancellor studied history in Great Britain at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. In the early 1990s he worked for the investment bank Lazard Brothers. He is a freelance journalist, and lives in London.
"The subtle ways in which individual investors become drawn into crowd behavior is a much studied phenomenon, covered brilliantly... in the book Devil Take the Hindmost."--The Daily Telegraph (London) "The South Sea Company is one of the great bubble and crash stories. Many books have referred to it. One of the finest is Devil Take the Hindmost."--Debashis Basu, Money Life "Excellent."--City A.M. "[An] essential history of financial manias."--The Observer "A lively history of speculative manias and bubbles by a British banker turned writer."--Susan Adams, Forbes