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“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

"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, author and co-winner of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Watergate scandal

“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.”
- Paul Taylor, 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


- Roger Cohen, New York Times

"To get a broad sense of Europe’s predicament, there is perhaps no better guide than William Drozdiak’s “Fractured Continent.”

Matthias Matthijs, assistant professor of international political economy at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

“A compelling and urgent alert that Europe’s creation of a peaceful community in place of a warring continent, may be unraveling.”

- James F. Hoge, Jr., Senior Advisor, Teneo Intelligence

“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 Bill Drozdiak.”

- Marvin Kalb, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School

“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

“In Fractured Continent, William Drozdiak accomplishes the near-impossible task of boiling down all the many problems, fissures and cross-currents affecting Europe over the past few years into a concise, insightful narrative. If you can read only one book on where Europe stands today, this is definitely the one to choose.”

- James Mann, author-in-residence, European and Eurasian Studies Program, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

"A timely, useful study of how the new reality of a "post-Washington Europe" may revive old demons of nationalism." 

- Kirkus Reviews

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