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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Best Seller

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. This brand new audio edition of Bernstein's classic work is masterfully narrated by Mike Fraser.

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©1996 Peter L. Bernstein (P)2021 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Ambitious and 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)

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