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Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Sabrine Faragallah - Goodreads

An academic read in a non-academic tone. This was a great history through the basis of financial theory. The first half was a bit slow for me, but the pace picked up as Bernstein started into the 20th ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

A pretty good book certainly worth reading as an introduction to a topic whose literature would be far too complex for the beginner or dilettante. Did I really learn anything useful? Not much I can ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Brian - Goodreads

Excellent overview of probability and the development of financial markets. I take issue with a few points- prospect theory does not obviate the benefits of statistical analysis, for example- but overall a fantastic read. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Franco Arda - Goodreads

Against the Gods is a fantastic book for people who love to read the history of risk, dating back as far as to the greeks. Bernstein's passion to the topic makes it a clear 5 star book. And he's ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - TJ - Goodreads

Started out really interesting. Learned a lot about numbers and was fascinated. Last third of the book loses that fascination. Gave up on the last 3 chapters. But the beginning was worth the read Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

The first two- thirds (up until Black and Scholes) were quite interesting. Then I felt like it wrapped up too quickly, and it would be better if it had been updated with information after the 2008 crisis. Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Neil Rickards - Goodreads

A well written history of probability and risk. For my tastes a little too much emphasis on the people rather than the concepts Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Author Peter Bernstein has worn many hats: professional investment manager, financial journal editor, historian, and others. In his 1996 work Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk, it shows ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Donnie Edgemon - Goodreads

This is really more of a book about the history of probability theory than it is about the history of risk management. Of course, risk managers have to understand the probability of risk before they ... Read full review

Review: Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

User Review  - Ilya - Goodreads

This book is a popular history of probability theory (Kolmogorov does not get a mention, but von Neumann does; I was surprised to learn that Laplace anticipated the notion of Kolmogorov complexity ... Read full review


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