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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk



A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller

“Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism.” -The New York Times

“An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book.” -The Wall Street Journal

“A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it.” -Business Week

“Deserves to…

Against The Gods

ISBN 10 : 9780470534533
ISBN 13 : 0470534532

A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanist..


Against The Gods

ISBN 10 : 0471295639
ISBN 13 : 9780471295631

A blend of biography and history shows how famous scientists and creative amateurs developed the concepts of risk, risk management, and probability, paving the way for progress in ..


The Power Of Gold

ISBN 10 : 9781118270103
ISBN 13 : 111827010X

A colorful history of humankind's obsession with gold revisits the ancient world, where gold was the absolute standard of wealth, and traces its rocky road to the present. By the a..


Capital Ideas

ISBN 10 : 9781118523988
ISBN 13 : 1118523989

Capital Ideas traces the origins of modern Wall Street, from the pioneering work of early scholars and the development of new theories in risk, valuation, and investment returns, t..


A Primer On Money Banking And Gold Peter L Bernstein S Finance Classics

ISBN 10 : 0470384220
ISBN 13 : 9780470384220

One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, Peter Bernstein has the unique ability to synthesize intellectual history and economics with the theory and practice of inv..


Capital Ideas Evolving

ISBN 10 : 111804620X
ISBN 13 : 9781118046203

"A lot has happened in the financial markets since 1992, when Peter Bernstein wrote his seminal Capital Ideas. Happily, Peter has taken up his facile pen again to describe these ch..


Streetwise

ISBN 10 : 0691011281
ISBN 13 : 9780691011288

"Streetwise" brings together classic articles from the publication that helped revolutionize the way Wall Street does business. The editors have selected 41 of the most influential..