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The Resource United for the better : my European way, Hans-Gert Pöttering ; translated by Rob Gartenberg

United for the better : my European way, Hans-Gert Pöttering ; translated by Rob Gartenberg

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United for the better : my European way
Title
United for the better
Title remainder
my European way
Statement of responsibility
Hans-Gert Pöttering ; translated by Rob Gartenberg
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the autobiography of former president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering, published for the first time in English. His autobiography is both a personal story and a narrative of Europe’s journey out of the chaos and hatred of World War II and the post-war division between East and West. The author never knew his father, who was killed in the last stages of the war and, as he writes, “it was the death of my father that motivated my European life”. The greatest political influence in his formative years was Konrad Adenauer, the first chancellor of the new Federal Republic of Germany and one of the “founding fathers” of what is now the European Union: “this new concept for the future of Europe captivated me from early in my life”. A widely popular and determined leader in the European Parliament, the author is a staunch defender of the institutions created to give the “Community method” expression – for, as he writes, quoting Jean Monnet, “nothing is possible without men, but nothing is lasting without institutions”. At this point of danger of European fragmentation, United for the Better is a timely reminder of all that has been achieved and the perils of forgetting our common history. The book’s title comes from the words of the EU’s Berlin Declaration of 25 March 2007: “We, the citizens of the European Union, have united for the better”.--
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1945-
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Pöttering, Hans-Gert
Dewey number
320.94
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Gartenberg, Rob
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  • Europe
  • Europe
  • European Union countries
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United for the better : my European way, Hans-Gert Pöttering ; translated by Rob Gartenberg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
020679985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
545 pages
Isbn
9780993454967
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (StEdALDL)1/3493870
  • (OCoLC)960700258
Label
United for the better : my European way, Hans-Gert Pöttering ; translated by Rob Gartenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
020679985
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
545 pages
Isbn
9780993454967
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (StEdALDL)1/3493870
  • (OCoLC)960700258

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