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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 : 9781118282694
ISBN 13 : 1118282698

"The need for realism in reform of its monetary system is what makes Bernstein’s story of the Power of Gold so timely. It is a compelling reminder that maintaining a fixed price ..


Twelve Against The Gods 1929

ISBN 10 : 0766143341
ISBN 13 : 9780766143340

1929. This book is intended to elucidate history somewhat, more to illustrate it, to honor without hypocrisy the deeds of men and women whose destiny was larger, if not deeper than..


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..


Wedding Of The Waters The Erie Canal And The Making Of A Great Nation

ISBN 10 : 9780393340204
ISBN 13 : 0393340201

"One corner of the great American panorama enlarged to highlight starry-eyed visionaries, political machinations, indefatigable ingenuity, and cockeyed optimism."—Kirkus Reviews ..


Against The Gods

ISBN 10 : 9781433531866
ISBN 13 : 1433531860

Did Moses borrow ideas from his cultural neighbors when he wrote the Pentateuch? Scholars disagree on the relationship between portions of the Old Testament and similar ancient Nea..