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The Chancellor

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My thoughts…
Captivating. I’m just going to quote the book description below because I don’t how else to review this book. It took me awhile to read, only because it was a big book and I wanted to read it word for word. I liked Morton’s writing style. Angela Merkel’s leadership has always interested me. I have found her to be a great role model as a woman leader and how she cunningly went around the male egos throughout her career. Angela Merkel was 16 years in office, she was the longest-serving postwar era chancellor, she was the first female German head of government and she was the first scientist. Interestingly, she was the first German Chancellor to have made the decision to step down from leadership on her own accord and time. “After several decades, Germans are not tired of her image, her voice, her looming persona – because Merkel does not loom”…“Despite knowing little about their chancellor’s private life, other than that she comes across as leading a life not so different from their own, Germans thrice reelected her, each time by a comfortable margin.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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I was so excited to read this book! I find Angela Merkel to be extremely interesting and this book is truly amazing. The Chancellor is well-written and extremely well researched. I really loved reading about Angela Merkel and Kati Morton did an excellent job.
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Magnificent biography about one of the most inspiring politician of the last few decades What a women!! A bit dense, but totally readable and very interesting. I recommend it!
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