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Madam Prime Minister

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One of the world's leading woman politicians tells her inspiring story

At forty-one, Gro Harlem Brundtland, physician and mother of four, was appointed prime minister of Norway-the youngest person and the first woman ever to hold that office. In this refreshingly forthright memoir, Brundtland traces her unusual and meteoric career. She grew up with strong role models-her parents were active in the Norwegian resistance and involved in postwar politics. She became known as a pro-choice crusader in the seventies and entered politics as the minister of the environment. She appointed eight women to her second eighteen-member cabinet, to this day a world record, and was the leading figure in the process that led to the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. As director-general of the World Health Organization since 1997, Brundtland is the first woman elected to run a major UN institution. Along the way, she met a host of international politicians, including Margaret Thatcher-who did not share Brundtland's view on feminism-Mikhail Gorbachev, Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan, and Hillary Clinton.

Brundtland writes candidly and with humor about raising children in the political limelight and about dealing with political opposition and stereotypes about women. Hers is a fascinating story of one person's ability to make a difference-globally.

Book News Annotation:

In 1981, Gro Harlem Brundtland became the first woman Prime Minister of Norway. In this memoir, Brundtland recounts the events of her professional life. Topics include her stint as minister of the environment, surviving chauvinistic attacks in the media, her bipartisan marriage, and getting the Winter Olympics to Norway. Brundtland is currently the Director General of the World Health Organization.
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About the Author

Gro Harlem Brundtland, born in Oslo in 1939, served three terms as Prime Minister of Norway between 1981 and 1996. She founded and led the influential U.N. Commission on the Environment and Development, and is currently the Director General of the World Health Organization. She lives in Geneva, Switzerland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374167165
Subtitle:
A Life in Power and Politics
Author:
Brundtland, Gro Harlem
Author:
Brundtland, Gro Harlem
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Europe - Scandinavia
Subject:
Scandinavia
Subject:
Prime ministers
Subject:
Norway
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
9606
Publication Date:
20050615
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.123 in 1 lb

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