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Angela Merkel
Author: Matthew Qvortrup

ISBN: 9780715650622
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 26 October 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.7 x 23.5 x 3.2
This is a timely and insightful new biography of Angela Merkel, full of exclusive new sources and the latest research, featuring insights into the Syrian refugee crisis and publishing before the EU referendum.

Angela Merkel has transformed German and European politics. Her achievements at home and abroad have seen her top Forbes' most powerful women list ten times and she is still going strong after over ten years in office- yet she may also be the least understood ruler in the world. Her government's hard approach to the crisis in Greece has seen her receive mass criticism worldwide and could well determine the future of the European Union.

Based on more than ten years' of study and original archival research (including from the Stasi-archives in Berlin), Matthew Qvortrup gives an account of the cultural, historical and political influences that shaped the life of this incredible woman, combining the narrative of Merkel's life with a lively account of the history of Germany from 1945 to the present day. How did she - a trained scientist with absolutely no political experience - succeed in becoming the first female leader of a ...

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