Prof. William Silber's biography, "Volcker: The Triumph of Persistence," is reviewed
Excerpt from The Economist -- "Alan Greenspan may be the most famous central banker of the modern era, but Paul Volcker has been the most influential. He played a crucial diplomatic role during the death of the Bretton Woods financial system in the early 1970s, which severed the link between money and gold and ushered in floating exchange rates. . . . This long record of public service earns the admiration of William Silber, his new biographer."