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Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader
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Angela Merkel: Europe's Most Influential Leader
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Angela Merkel has transformed German and European politics. Yet she may 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 10 years of study and original archival research, this title offers an account of the influences that shaped the life of Angela Merkel.
Angela Merkel has transformed German and European politics. Yet she may 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 10 years of study and original archival research, this title offers an account of the influences that shaped the life of Angela Merkel.
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    May 30, 2016
    Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Qvortrup presents a well-researched but unsatisfying biography of Germany’s chancellor. He follows Merkel’s path: a Lutheran girlhood in East Berlin, her first marriage, her years as a scientist, her entry into politics during German reunification, and her rise to the chancellorship, which he follows right up to the 2015 Syrian refugee crisis. The book reads more as a history than a biography; the early chapters are heavy on historical context and light on personal detail and later chapters explore political negotiations and decision-making, with very few explorations of Merkel’s non-work life or of her psychology and motivations. Qvortrup’s writing comes alive when recounting political machinations (such as those behind Merkel’s 2005 electoral win), but the overall narrative and prose are workmanlike at best and clunky at some points. (On the building of the Berlin Wall: “The Cold War had entered a new phase and life would never be the same again. Not until 1989, at any rate.”) The reader leaves the book with plenty of facts about Merkel’s life and possessing a better understanding of recent German politics, but knowing little more of Merkel’s worldview, motivations, and personality.

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