Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk


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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable 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 be, and surely will be, widely read." ...

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Oct 30, 2008

Against the Gods

This book was recommended by a friend and I can't thank him enough for sharing this find. This book was an amazing insight into how people thought about risk going back several hundred years. To me, those times were tough to live in, so to spend time delving into abstract numbers and sequences and trying to figure out a formula for predicting events, was to say the least, unbelievable. Peter Bernstein has a tremendous grasp of the subject he writes about. I'm sure you'll finish this book with a new picture of what has gone on for all these years.

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