The spring of 2005 launched of a series of events that would lead, ultimately, to the near collapse of the insurer AIG four years later.
In his book, Fallen Giant, Ron Shelp, who worked with its long-time CEO, follows AIG from its founding as a small insurance venture in China
through its growth into a global powerhouse. Its CEO for 37 years, Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, was ousted by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, foreshadowing the events to come.
Fallen Giant has been translated into three languages; published in China, Korea, and Taiwan; and updated twice as events at AIG unfolded.
"His style is conversational, as if he were telling the story from an adjacent barstool.” – The New York Times.