Notes on Sources

The foundation of The Mortgage Wars is my knowledge and experience from 30 years in the financial services industry and 23 years as a senior executive at Fannie Mae. What made it possible for me to write it, however, was the fact that for eight years after I left Fannie Mae in 2004, I was enmeshed in litigation that caused me to delve deeply into many of the issues and areas that I focused on in this book. My review of hundreds if not thousands of documents during this process was of immeasurable value in refreshing my memory as I reconstructed the situations, circumstances, and events I relate in the book. In addition, in writing the narrative of the mortgage wars, I was fortunate to be able to draw on a wealth of publicly available ...

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