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10 thoughts on “Twelve Against the Gods

  1. says:

    The core idea of this book, which I love, is that greats throughout history are typically remembered for the one incredible thing at which they excelled yet we forget that many were absolute failures at most everything else Bolitho hilariously depicts the rise and downfall of some of the most familiar names in world history Rather than being mean spirited, though, the book s obsession with failure and foible reveals the human side of demigods Bringing them down to earth, we canclosely The core idea of this book, which I love, is that greats throughout history are typically remembered for the one incredible thing at which they excelled yet we forget that many were absolute failures at most everything else Bolitho hilariously depicts the rise and downfall of some of the most familiar names in...


  2. says:

    quite good.Picked this up at a book fair for 2 bucks, would not have recognized without the Elon Musk reference in the news a few days before.


  3. says:

    Pretty scary how close I came to never reading this book If you re short on time, you only have to read Author s introductionAlexander the GreatCasanovaLola MontezCharles XII of Sweden 130 pages


  4. says:

    This is a not just a collection of biographies of adventurers Bolitho also tries to analyse their fates and distil the pure adventurer from the essences of Alexander the Great, Casanova, Columbus et al.The author delights in surprising contrasts He deliberately compares Alexander the Great with Casanova, and the result isn t only to the advantage of the Macedonian king The language is grandiloquent and bombastic with sentences that can c...


  5. says:

    Got it old and used for about U S2 Looks interesting


  6. says:

    Ryan Holiday s email list12 Against the Gods The Story of Adventure by William BolithoAs I wrote for Thought Catalog earlier this month, I picked up this book sight unseen after I saw Elon Musk recommend it The book was old and price was steep 139 I didn t think twice My rule is If I want a book, I buy it cost be There is a certain pleasure to be taken in folding the pages and writing in a 60 year old rare book and I took it ...


  7. says:

    Elon Musk brought me here.