The Life and Death of Petra Kelly

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9780044409403: The Life and Death of Petra Kelly

In 1992, Petra Kelly, co-founder of the German Green Party and one of the most charismatic radical leaders of post-war Europe, was found dead in her Bonn home. She had been shot through the head. This biography aims to shed new light on the reasons behind her death.

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On October 19 1992 Petra Kelly, co-founder of the German Green Party and one of the most charismatic radical leaders of post-war Europe, was found dead in her Bonn home. She had been shot through the head. Her lover Gert Bastian was lying shot dead in the hallway.

In this meticulously researched biography, Sarah Parkin goes behind the public charisma of Kelly to reveal the contradictions of her complex character, a woman at once sure of her vision but desperately insecure, wielding massive power in the outside world but wholly dependent in her intimate life. Not only is this the first full biography of an extraordinary and significant life, but it sheds new light on the reasons behind her death.

"The author has done a great job…the story bursts out of the pages. Let there be an opera made from this material. Not a soap opera but a grand opera."
WASHINGTON POST

"As a study of a remarkable woman who made a huge dent in a male-dominated political world and helped put environmental issues high on the agenda of every party in Europe, Parkin's work is authoritative and detailed."
PETER MILLAR, 'The Sunday Times'

"Compelling, well-researched biography"
ADRIANNE BLUE, 'The Independent'

"A tangled web of intrigue which has all the ingredients of a murder mystery thriller…Parkin paints a fascinating picture of the founder of Germany's influential Green Party"
LORRAINE BUTLER, 'Today'

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Published by Rivers Oram Press/Pandora (1995)
ISBN 10: 0044409400 ISBN 13: 9780044409403
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