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

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 : Penguin
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124267613
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Against the Gods Book Description:

Examining the roots of religious extremism, the author of The Woman Who Laughed at God describes the struggle between monotheism and polytheism in the ancient world, revealing the dark side of monotheism--holy war, inquistions, crusades, and martyrdom--and the brighter side of polytheism, including its emphasis on religious liberty and diversity. Reprint.

Against All Gods

Against All Gods
Author : Maz Evans
Publisher : Chicken House (english)
Total Pages : 314
Release : 2019
ISBN 10 : 1911077007
ISBN 13 : 9781911077008
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against All Gods Book Description:

In the finale of Maz Evans' best-selling Who Let the Gods Out? series, Elliot faces his darkest period yet. As well as facing up to the death of his mother, 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?

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.

A God Against the Gods

A God Against the Gods
Author : Allen Drury
Publisher : Doubleday Books
Total Pages : 310
Release : 1976
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015004195346
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A God Against the Gods Book Description:

Akheneten, husband of Nerfertiti and Pharaoh of Egypt, wields his powers to establish himself as the supreme God, thereby directly challenging the existing order and the old gods themselves

Peter L Bernstein Classics Collection

Peter L  Bernstein Classics Collection
Author : Peter L. Bernstein
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 1512
Release : 2012-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9781118519561
ISBN 13 : 1118519566
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peter L Bernstein Classics Collection Book Description:

A classic collection of titles from one of the world's greatestfinancial writers One of the foremost financial writers of his generation, thelate Peter Bernstein had the unique ability to synthesizeintellectual history and economics with the theory and practice ofinvestment management. Now, with the Peter L. Bernstein ClassicsCollection e-bundle, you will be able to enjoy some of the mostimportant and critically acclaimed books by this engaginginvestment writer—Capital Ideas, Against the Gods, ThePower of Gold, and Capital Ideas Evolving. Capital Ideas and Capital Ideas Evolving tracesthe origins of modern Wall Street, from the pioneering work ofearly scholars and the development of new theories in risk,valuation, and investment returns, to the actual implementation ofthese theories in the real world of investment management Against the Gods skillfully explores one of the mostprofound issues of our time—the role of risk in oursociety—in a non-technical and accessible style The Power of Gold tells the story of how history's mostcoveted, celebrated, and inglorious asset has inspired romanticmyths, daring explorations, and titanic struggles for money andpower Engaging and informative, Peter L. Bernstein ClassicsCollection puts the insights of one of the greatest financialwriters of our time at your fingertips.

Colossians

Colossians
Author : David J. Landegent
Publisher : WestBow Press
Total Pages : 1016
Release : 2017-06-06
ISBN 10 : 9781512773309
ISBN 13 : 1512773301
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colossians Book Description:

Some people cant see the forest for the treesthey get so bogged down in details that they lose sight of what its all about. Others cant see the trees for the forestthey miss the wondrous details all around them. So why not look instead at both the forest and the trees? This commentary on Pauls letter to the Colossians guides you in doing just that. Even though we will be exploring ancient biblical cultures and learning plenty about the Greek language, no prior academic training is needed. Technical terms have been set aside. Instead, with everyday language we will discover the big picture and revel in the fine details of this stunning letter, amazed by how God is still speaking these same words today to contemporary personal and social challenges. We will not then be tourists rapidly zipping through Colossians as if on a monotonous interstate highway. Instead we will be hiking our way through this letter, step by step, phrase by phrase, finding joy in Gods truth and growing in our faith. Come and join the journey.