Adenauer: The Father of the New Germany

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Wiley, Jun 21, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 608 pages
Critical Acclaim for ADENAUER

"A gripping narrative . . . brings to life an intriguing historical figure . . . an enthralling perspective on the processes that shaped the postwar world." --Daily Telegraph (London)

"Charts the ironies of Adenauer's complicated life. This is the story of a marathon man, but it is narrated at the pace of a sprinter and with the elegance of a hurdler."--The Times (London)

"Lucid and engaging. This is a well-researched and elegantly written volume which deserves a wider readership than the purely political."--The Herald (Glasgow)

"A highly readable, thoroughly reliable, intelligently critical life-and-times. . . . This portrait does justice to a man who is often invoked as a prophet of a United States of Europe, but who was in truth the greatest of German patriots."--Literary Review (London)

"Well-researched and admirably written . . . reveals Adenauer the man--with all his authority and strength, his persistence and endurance, and his streak of ruthlessness and political cunning."--The Independent (London)


"Knowledgeable, lucid . . . the best English biography of de Gaulle."--The New York Times Book Review

"Charles Williams has matched a great subject by something near to a great book."--Daily Telegraph (London)

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Great book, i just felt that the discussion on Adenauer’s life as a chancellor was a bit rushed towards the end of the book. I also think that the author should have added discussions on his thoughts about world affairs once he retired Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Charles Williams, Lord Williams of El-vel, has enjoyed a distinguished political career,becomingaLabour Life Peer in 1985beforebeingelected Deputy Leader of the Opposition in 1989. He is theauthor oftwo brilliantly received biographies, The Last Great Frenchman and Bradman.

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