Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Europe's Most Influential Leader

Book - 2016
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In 2015 Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its Person of the Year, leaving little doubt that the woman who has held control of the European Union and successfully negotiated with Russian President Vladimir Putin is one of the most crucial and formidable fixtures in contemporary politics. This book is the story of the political titan's ascent from complete obscurity to become one of the most influential leaders in the world, responsible for making Germany more liberal and prosperous than it has ever been. Matthew Qvortrup weaves together Merkel's personal story with the vivid history of post-World War II Germany, combining his years of experience as a political commentator and journalist with his unique access to groundbreaking materials on Merkel--his research relies on original German sources and archives that have never been made available in English. This definitive biography follows Angela Merkel from her bleak childhood in East Germany through her meteoric rise to prominence and power, and includes up-to-date information on recent pressing concerns, such as the current refugee crisis. Offering an unprecedented look at how Merkel's inimitable personality and perspective allowed her and her staff of mostly female advisors to repeatedly outmaneuver a network of conservative male politicians, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in politics and current affairs, or simply in the story of a truly remarkable woman.
Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Duckworth, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781468313161
Branch Call Number: 943.0883 M56q
Characteristics: 367 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm


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Aug 07, 2017

A thorough, detailed look at a natural, remarkable politician. Also providing insight into the complexities and standards of contemporary (and historic) German politics. Hugely enjoyable.

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