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Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk Paperback – Sep 14 1998

3.8 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (Sept. 14 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471295639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471295631
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...provides an excellent history about risk and it's vital role in markets." (Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2006)

“…an excellent book on what can be a dry subject…” (Financial World, 1st December 2005)

"A comprehensive history of man's efforts to understand risk and probability, from ancient gamblers in Greece to modern chaos theory." (The Washington Post Book World, September 20, 1998)

"I must say that I enjoyed the book, it was written in a light-hearted manner". (Money Matters, April 2001)

No. 7 bestseller in 'Risk' (erivativesreview.com, December 2001)

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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 be, and surely will be, widely read."
—The Economist

"[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world."
—Worth

"No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement."
—Robert Heilbroner
author, The Worldly Philosophers

"With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it."
—John Kenneth Galbraith
Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University

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