The Bretton Woods Conference: Birth of a Monetary System

This selection was excerpted from Armand Van Dormael’s book Bretton Woods: Birth of a Monetary System, published in 1978.

PART I:
The Conference Goes To Work
Commission and Committee Meetings
The Quotas

PART II:
The Press Is Taken Into Confidence
The French: Terribly Upset
The Russians: Tough Customers

PART III:
The Bank for Reconstruction and Development
‘Gold and the U.S. Dollar”
Liquidation of the Bank for International Settlements
Location of the Fund and Bank

PART IV:
The Fund is Born
The Final Days

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