“Time matters most when decisions are irreversible": First Edition of Peter L. Bernstein's Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk; Signed by Him
Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk.
Bernstein, Peter L.$600.00
Item Number: 26017
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
First edition. Octavo, original black boards. Signed by Peter Bernstein on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
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 intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "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).