ANGELA MERKEL: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis
|Автор||Alan Crawford, Tony Czuczka|
|Дата на получаване||26.07.2013 г.|
|ID на книга||26074110|
Having turned the fall of the Berlin Wall to her advantage, Merkel is trying to get history on her side again after reaching the fundamental decision to save the euro, the crowning achievement of post-war European unity. Merkel has brought Europe to a crossroads. Germany's economic might gives her unprecedented power to set the direction for the European Union's 500 million people. What's at stake is whether she will persuade them to follow the German lead. Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis is the definitive new biography of the world's most powerful woman. Delving into Merkel's past, the authors explain the motives behind her drive to remake Europe for the age of globalization, her economic role models and the experiences under communism that color her decisions. For the first time in English, Merkel is fully placed in her European context.
Through exclusive interviews with leading policy makers and Merkel confidants, the book reveals the behind-the-scenes drama of the crisis that came to dominate her chancellorship, her prickly relationship with the U.S. and admiration for Eastern Europe. Written by two long-standing Merkel watchers, the book documents how her decisions and vision - both works in progress - are shaping a pivotal moment in European history.
This is a most interesting read of how Angela Merkel has dealt with the Euro crisis, reflecting on her own unique upbringing and background, and how it may have influenced her decisions. An important read for anyone trying to understand the German leadership through the crisis. (Jim O'Neill, Chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management (coined the term BRICs to describe the group of major emerging nations, Brazil, Russia, India and China)).