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Chairman's Note xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xxi Part One Chapter 1 Independence 3 Chapter 2 Innovation 19 Chapter 3 Succession 31 Chapter 4 Vision and Culture 43 Chapter 5 The Internationalist 53 Chapter 6 Raising the Iron Curtain 63 Chapter 7 Opening Trade in Services 79 Chapter 8 Reopening China 95 Chapter 9 The Life Business 111 Chapter 10 The Domestic Front 125 Chapter 11 Investments 139 Chapter 12 Governance 149 Part Two Interlude 167 Chapter 13 Hostile Change 171 Chapter 14 Restating History 189 Chapter 15 Civil War 203 Chapter 16 Saving the Starr Foundation 213 Chapter 17 Chaos 223 Chapter 18 Nationalization 243 Epilogue 261 Notes 265 About the Companion Web Site 309 About the Authors 311 Index 313

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Maurice R. Greenberg is Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. He joined C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. as Vice President in 1960 and was given the additional responsibilities of President of American Home Assurance Company in 1962. He was elected Director of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc. in 1965, Chairman and CEO in 1968 and continues in that role. Mr. Greenberg retired as Chairman and CEO of American International Group, Inc. (AIG) in March 2005, after serving as Chief Executive Officer from 1967. Under his leadership, AIG became the largest insurance company in the world and generated unprecedented value for AIG shareholders. During the nearly forty years of his leadership, AIG's market value grew from $300 million to $l80 billion. Lawrence A. Cunningham is the Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School and Director of GW's Center for Law, Economics and Finance (C-LEAF) in New York. Previous books include Contracts in the Real World: Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter (Cambridge University Press 2012). His writings--on a wide range of business and legal topics--have also appeared in leading scholarly journals and such periodicals as the New York Times , the Financial Times , and the New York Daily News .


'...this book is a compelling chronicle of one of the great business success storied of the twentieth century as well as a history of the evolution of global capitalism over the past six decades' (Continuity Insurance & Risk, February 2013)

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