Thursday is the 30th anniversary of the stock market crash of October 19, 1987, which became “Black Monday” as the record Dow Jones Industrial Average decline of 22.6 percent of its value freaked people out.

If you follow the financial news reports for today, you are certain find stories about Wall Street in 2017 and the 1987 anniversary. Your Cobb County public libraries are a great resource for seeking a deeper understanding of the complexities of markets, finance and other money topics.

As a Cobb County library cardholder, you can reserve a copy of one of today’s most talked about new books: A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History by financial reporter Diana B. Henriques.

Also in the library’s collection of books on financial crises is A History of the United States in Five Crashes: Stock Market Meltdowns that Defined a Nation by Scott Nations and several others.

For more books and digital resources on business, investing, personal finance, and the history of Wall Street, visit or reference librarians at Cobb County public libraries.

Crash, Meltdown, Catastrophe: ‘The Worst Day’
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