Against the Gods

Against the Gods
Author : Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2012-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9780470534533
ISBN 13 : 0470534532
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against the Gods Book Description:

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 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. "An extremely readable history of risk." —Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." —Money "A singular achievement." —Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." —The Australian

God Against the Gods

God Against the Gods
Author : Jonathan Kirsch
Publisher : Viking Adult
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : UVA:X004768286
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Against the Gods Book Description:

Describes the struggle between monotheism and polytheism in the ancient world, revealing the dark side of monotheism--holy war, inquisitions, and martyrdom--and the brighter side of polytheism, including its emphasis on religious liberty.

God Against the Gods

God Against the Gods
Author : Jonathan Kirsch
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2005-01-25
ISBN 10 : 9781440626586
ISBN 13 : 1440626588
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Against the Gods Book Description:

"Lively… points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." —Publishers Weekly "Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." —David Noel Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project "Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intolerance… A timely book, well-written and researched." —Leonard Shlain, author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power "An intriguing read." —The Jerusalem Report "A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in today’s world." —San Francisco Chronicle "Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." —The Washington Post

Twelve Against the Gods

Twelve Against the Gods
Author : William Bolitho
Publisher : Diversion Books
Total Pages : 247
Release : 2018-09-25
ISBN 10 : 9781635765045
ISBN 13 : 1635765048
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Against the Gods Book Description:

An instant bestseller when first published in 1929—biographies of twelve bold individuals from history and what they did to separate themselves from the pack. In his trademark journalist style, author William Bolitho details the lives of twelve great adventurers—Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Mahomet, Lola Montez, Cagliostro (and Seraphina), Charles XII of Sweden, Napoleon I, Lucius Sergius Catiline, Napoleon III, Isadora Duncan, and Woodrow Wilson. Bolitho elucidates both the struggles and successes that made these figures so iconic, and demonstrates how they all battled convention and conformity to achieve enduring fame and notoriety. “We are born adventurers,” Bolitho writes, “and the love of adventures never leaves us till we are very old; old, timid men, in whose interest it is that adventure should quite die out. This is why all the poets are on one side, and all the laws on the other; for laws are made by, and usually for, old men.” Though his essays are nearly one hundred years old, they encompass the timeless values of perseverance, bravery, and strength of spirit that have proven to resonate with the pioneers and thought leaders of today. “It’s really quite good.” —Elon Musk “Twelve Against the Gods provides an interesting perspective on what drove and impeded this group of adventurers . . . A good read for anyone who’s interested in history or looking to find some motivation to switch things up and break the rules.” —Áine Cain, Business Insider “I think Twelve Against the Gods is also very appropriate for this day and age. We need adventurers, and there still are a lot of adventurers.” —China Ryall, daughter of William Bolitho

A GOD AGAINST THE GODS

A GOD AGAINST THE GODS
Author : ALLEN DRURY
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1976
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A GOD AGAINST THE GODS Book Description:

Against the Gods

Against the Gods
Author : John D. Currid
Publisher : Crossway
Total Pages : 153
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9781433531835
ISBN 13 : 1433531836
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against the Gods Book Description:

Did the writers of Scripture borrow ideas from their cultural neighbors? What is the relationship between the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern mythology? Currid examines the evidence, arguing that the Old Testament is highly polemical as he stresses differentiation over continuity.

Thongor Against the Gods

Thongor Against the Gods
Author : Lin Carter
Publisher :
Total Pages : 157
Release : 1967
ISBN 10 : OCLC:619704
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thongor Against the Gods Book Description:

Who Let the Gods Out 4 Against All Gods

Who Let the Gods Out  4  Against All Gods
Author : Maz Evans
Publisher : Chicken House
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2019-02-07
ISBN 10 : 9781911490876
ISBN 13 : 1911490877
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Let the Gods Out 4 Against All Gods Book Description:

The fourth and final book in the hilarious bestselling WHO LET THE GODS OUT series; perfect for fans of David Solomons! 'I totally fell in love with Elliot and the gods, and I think you're all going to love them too.' ROBIN STEVENS on book 1 'One of the funniest new voices in children's literature. The laughs come thick and fast' DAVID SOLOMONS on book 1 In the series finale of Maz Evans' bestselling Who Let the Gods Out? series, Elliot faces his darkest period yet. As well as facing up to his fears, he realises that the future of mankind - and the survival of everything he holds dear - is at stake. But can a bunch of misfit gods, a lost constellation and a mortal boy stand up to the daemon hordes?

The City of God

The City of God
Author : Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publisher :
Total Pages : 744
Release : 1888
ISBN 10 : COLUMBIA:50232606
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City of God Book Description: