The Bretton Woods Transcripts
New York: Center for Financial Stability, 2012
About 800 pages (400,000 words)
Release date: October 24, 2012
Price: $9.00 (e-book)
Summary: The Bretton Woods Transcripts were never intended for publication. They give word-for-word reports of many meetings of the 1944 international financial conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The conference established the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, and began a new era of international economic cooperation that has lasted from the end of World War II to the present. Today we are still grappling with many of the same issues that the conference debated: how to balance the interests of large and small economies, how much power international organizations should have, and how they should work. The Bretton Woods Transcripts show how a previous generation dealt with those issues so successfully that the Bretton Woods conference remains a landmark event.