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TitleThe chancellor : the remarkable odyssey of Angela Merkel / Kati Marton. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. Ed
AuthorMarton, Kati, author.
CollectionAdult Biography
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LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailableB MERKEL 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781501192623 30.00
International Standard Book Number 1501192620 30.00
Dewey Decimal Classification Number B 23
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 943.088/3092
Personal Name Marton, Kati, author.
Title Statement The chancellor : the remarkable odyssey of Angela Merkel / Kati Marton.
Varying Form of Title Remarkable odyssey of Angela Merkel.
Edition Statement First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
Physical Description pages cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note The Pastor's Daughter -- Against the Tide -- Leipzig -- Berlin -- 1989 -- The Apprentice -- To the Chancellery at Last -- Her First American President -- Dictators -- The Private Chancellor -- Limited Partners -- Europe is Speaking German Now -- "Get me Angela on the Phone" -- The Summer of Reem -- The Worst of Times -- Enter Trump -- Something Has Changed in Our Country... -- A Partner at Last? -- Toward the End.
Summary, Etc. "The definitive biography of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, detailing the remarkable rise and political brilliance of the most powerful--and elusive--woman in the world. The Chancellor is at once a riveting political biography and an intimate human story of a complete outsider--a research chemist and pastor's daughter raised in Soviet-controlled East Germany--who rose to become the unofficial leader of the West. Acclaimed biographer Kati Marton set out to pierce the mystery of how Angela Merkel achievedall this. And she found the answer in Merkel's political genius: in her willingness to talk with adversaries rather than over them, her skill at negotiating without ever compromising on what's most important to her, her canniness in appointing politicalrivals to her cabinet and exacting their policies so they have no platform to run against her, the humility to allow others to take credit for things done in tandem, the wisdom to stay out of the papers and off Twitter, and the vision to take advantage ofcrises to enact bold change. Famously private, the Angela Merkel who emerges in The Chancellor is a role model for anyone interested in gaining and keeping power while holding onto one's moral convictions--and for anyone looking to understand how to successfully bridge huge divisions within society. No modern leader has so ably confronted Russian aggression, provided homes to over a million refugees, and calmly unified Europe at a time when other countries are becoming more divided. But Marton also describes Merkel's many challenges, such as her complicated relationship with President Obama, who she at one point refused to speak to. This captivating portrait shows a woman who has survived extraordinary challenges to transform her own country and return it to the global stage. Timely and revelatory, this great morality tale shows the difference an exceptional leader can make for the greater good of a country and the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject-Personal Name Merkel, Angela, 1954-
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Prime ministers Germany Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Women prime ministers Germany Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Political leadership Germany History 21st century.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State bisacsh.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term HISTORY / Europe / Germany bisacsh.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Germany Biography.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Germany Foreign relations 21st century.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Germany Politics and government 1990-
Location B MERKEL 31662001675164

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