Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography (Hardcover)
Anauthorized biographyof one of the most powerful women in the worldsheds light on the person behind the politicianWith the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest of all, Angela Merkel, the leader of its most powerful economy. While foreign affairs have become the central issues of her chancellorship in this crucial election year, the entire world is anxiously looking toGermany to play its part in Europe's rescue. From her youthful days of hitchhiking in Tbilisi to being the guest of honorat a White House state dinner, this bookexamines how a girl from East Germany rose to the highest echelons of European power. As well as explaining how Angela Merkel's world view was shaped and influenced by her background and ideology, this lively account discusses her personal relations with international counterparts such as David Cameron, Barack Obama, and Vladimir Putin, as well as her attitude towards the countries and cultures over which they rule.