“Resurrecting The Street: Overcoming the Greatest Operational Crisis in History”, written by Jeff Ingber, is a book that chronicles the events of that day as well as the details of how this crisis impacted our country and the world from a financial standpoint. Ingber includes first-hand accounts from individuals employed by our country’s major financial organizations. Our country had fallen victim to a major terrorist attack and New York City’s financial institutions were shut down, employees had been killed, and important financial information had been destroyed. “Resurrecting the Street” explains to readers how the country was able to rebuild the financial markets over time.
My thoughts about the book: I was unbelievably impressed by the sheer amount of information that this book provides. This is not a quick read, at least it wasn’t for me. I am not a “finance” person and don’t pretend to understand the U.S. markets. Therefore, there was some information that went right over my head. However, I felt that Ingber does a nice job explaining the financial markets and the impact of 9/11 on the layperson, such as myself. I was also impressed by the number of interviews and accounts that Ingber collected. This had to have been an immense task and I believe that these interviews added so much to the book. I applaud Ingber for taking on this book and helping to explain to readers what happened with the U.S. markets. Prior to reading the book, I had only understood that a significant number of people in the finance and business world had lost their lives and that data had been lost. This book takes the next step to explain the rebuilding process, which was extensive, to say the least.
About the Author: Jeff Ingber is a veteran of the financial industry, and the author of numerous financial publications. Jeff has held senior positions at the Federal Reserve Back of New York, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, and Citibank. He lives and works in the New York City metropolitan area.
Resurrecting the Street is available for purchase at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
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*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed here are my own.