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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 ..


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 ..


Twelve Against The Gods Reboot

ISBN 10 : 1542786657
ISBN 13 : 9781542786652

"Really good" Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors "An adventure of bucking established practices in pursuit of greatness" T. Randall, Bloomberg Twelve Against the Gods is the story of adv..


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..


Economist On Wall Street Peter L Bernstein S Finance Classics

ISBN 10 : 0470435194
ISBN 13 : 9780470435199

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..