What Is Life Worth?

The Inside Story of the 9/11 Fund and Its Effort to Compensate the Victims of September 11th

By Kenneth R. Feinberg
(PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781586484514, 240pp.)

Publication Date: September 2006

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As head of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Kenneth Feinberg was asked to do the impossible: calculate the dollar value of over 5,000 dead and injured as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

About the Author

Kenneth R. Feinberg, one of the nation's leading lawyers, has been front and center in some of the most complex public legal disputes of the past three decades: Agent Orange, asbestos, the closing of the Shoreham Nuclear Plant, and now, 9/11. A former prosecutor and member of two Presidential Commissions, he is also adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and New York University.

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