AUSTIN, TX, July 1, 2015 – The National Alliance Research Academy has just published A Tedious, Brief History of Insurance by Richard G. Rudolph, Ph.D., CPCU, ARM, APA, ARP, AIAF, AAM. This book leads us through a slightly lighthearted history of insurance and explains how many important events led to the evolution of the insurance industry we know today.
The book contains 317 pages; some of the topics related to the history of insurance include:
• The invention of money
• The invention of paper
• The invention of time and the calendar
• The role of the coffee house
• The industrial revolution
• The development of loss control
• The development of insurance coverages
• American contributions to the history of insurance
• How to make a fortune with no risk
This book is geared for the experienced insurance professional who wants some light reading and a little bit of humor about the history of their industry, while still learning about the important developments that contributed to the growth of the industry. The bibliography demonstrates that this book was a serious research effort, while the author’s humor, scattered throughout the book, and especially in the glossary, makes it an enjoyable read.
All net proceeds from the sales of this book support the Jerry Montgomery Fund. In honor of Mr. Montgomery’s dedication to insurance education, this fund was established to support college insurance and risk management students with the University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor (UACIC) and University Associate Certified Risk Managers (UACRM) programs. These programs help students get a head start in the industry while still in college.
A Tedious Brief History of Insurance is available in print for $25 or $15 for an e-book. To order a copy, or for more information on the Jerry Montgomery Fund and the UA programs, go to: www.TheNationalAlliance.com
The Academy is a non-profit organization funded entirely through publication sales and affiliation dues, and serves as the research and development arm of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research. Research grants are made possible through the annual dues of Academy Fellows and Research Associates. For further information, contact The National Alliance, P.O. Box 27027, Austin, Texas 78755-2027; 800-633-2165; website: www.TheNationalAlliance.com.
William J. Hold, MBA, CRM, CISR
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research