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Against the Gods : The Remarkable Story of Risk

Peter L. Bernstein

Buy this book at Amazon.com or try Amazon.co.uk in England, Amazon.ca in Canada, Amazon.de in Germany, Amazon.fr in France, Amazon.it in Italy, Amazon.es in Spain. ASIN=0471295639, Category: Investment, Language: E, cover: PB, pages: 400, year: 1998.

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

In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today.