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I strongly recommend "Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk" (1996) [1] for a fascinating, historical perspective on people's growing understanding of probability and statistics over the last few millennia.

The author, Peter Bernstein [2], was brilliant and his other works also merit your attention if you are interested in economics and finance.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/Against-Gods-Remarkable-Story-Risk/dp...

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_L._Bernstein

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