Author(s): Christine Harper; Paul Volcker
One of the Financial Times's Best Books of 2018, As chairman of the federal reserve (1979-1987), Paul Volcker slayed the inflation dragon that was consuming the American economy. That extraordinary feat was just one pivotal moment in a decades-long career serving six presidents. His insights into world-changing events such as the end of the Bretton Woods system, the closing of the "gold window," and the financial crisis of 2008 provide enduring lessons about the critical importance of open, disciplined, and efficient government. Book jacket.