Chancellor — The Odyssey Of Angela Merkel

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The Mount (2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA 01240)

In this “masterpiece of discernment and insight” (The New York Times Book Review), acclaimed biographer Kati Marton sets out to pierce the mystery of Angela Merkel’s ascent. With unparalleled access to the chancellor’s inner circle and a trove of records only recently come to light, she uncovers the unique political genius and secret to Merkel’s success.

No modern leader so ably confronted Russian aggression, enacted daring social policies, and calmly unified an entire continent in an era with countries becoming more divided, Marton argues — Merkel cleverly outmaneuvered strongmen like Putin and Trump and weathered surprisingly complicated relationships with allies like Obama and Macron.

“Fascinating. For anyone who thinks they know a lot about Angela Merkel; for anyone who knows nothing about Angela Merkel—pick up this book and do not put it down until the very last page.” —New York Journal of Books

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Kati Marton is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including the Chancellor – the Remarkable Odyssey of Angel Merkel, a New York Times Notable Book of 2021, Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Hidden Power: Presidential Marriages that Shaped Our History, True Believer: Stalin’s Last American Spy, and the memoir Paris: A Love Story.

An award-winning former correspondent for NPR and ABC News, Marton has combined a writing life with activities to advance human rights. She is the recipient of a George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast journalism, Matrix Award for Women Who Change the World, and the United Nations Association’s Leo Nevas Human Rights Award.