Fractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0393608687
ISBN-10: 0393608689
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Editorial Reviews


“Thoughtful and full of relevant factual material, Fractured Continent offers a penetrating analysis of the Europe of today and tomorrow.”
- George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State

- Roger Cohen, New York Times

“A colorful narrative....remind[s] us that the challenges faced by Europe and the West right now are seriously daunting.”
- Sheri Berman, The New York Times Book Review

“Drozdiak takes readers on a tour of European capitals, diagnosing the fractures he says still threaten to pull the EU apart….Europeans and Americans alike would benefit from heeding Drozdiak’s warning: That European unification may go into reverse and unravel due to blinkered nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic.”
- Politico

“Eminently readable.... What sets Drozdiak’s inquiry apart are the ease of his prose, including lively anecdotes that put flesh on the major players, and his narrative skill.... Drozdiak is a pro at moving around the international court of political play. Fractured Continent is a sobering and significant look at an urgent problem.”
- Joan Baum, National Public Radio

“This is the best book I've read on the recent turmoil sweeping through Europe―excellent reporting, beautifully written and sensibly, carefully analyzed. Everything that I would expect from a journalist/scholar like William Drozdiak.”
- Marvin Kalb, senior advisor to the Pulitzer Center and Murrow Professor Emeritus at Harvard University

“A very good survey of what the European experiment is for and why we need to have an integrated Europe, both economically and politically.”
- Giles Merritt, founder and chairman of Friends of Europe

“This bracing and urgently needed account of a continent―indeed a world―undergoing seismic change should be read by all who care about the trans-Atlantic alliance. Fractured Continent once again demonstrates that Drozdiak is one of our finest journalists and sharpest observers.”
- Kati Marton, author of True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

“A compelling and urgent alert that Europe’s creation of a peaceful community in place of a warring continent may be unraveling. Great Britain is leaving. Other EU members are suffering from political and economic stresses and the burden of refugees fleeing conflicts and migrants escaping poverty. For the United States, a diminished Europe creates an alarming risk.”
- James Hoge, senior advisor, Teneo Intelligence

“Bill Drozdiak understands the importance of Europe and its institutions in ways that are essential for Americans to pay note. In Fractured Continent he looks at the recent upheavals that we must consider on the other side of the Atlantic if we are to understand ourselves and the West’s common predicament. The best part of reading Drozdiak is the rediscovery of how good a reporter he is.”
- Carl Bernstein

About the Author

William Drozdiak is a former editor and chief European correspondent of the Washington Post. He was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0393608689
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0393608687
  • Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; 1st Edition (September 12, 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 23 ratings