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Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
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As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father's evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, travels in which he learned to understand the country from a ground-level perspective. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation and understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age. The history of westward expansion is examined here in a new light-not just a story of genocide and individualism, but also of communalism and a respect for the limits of a water-starved terrain-to understand how settling the West shaped our national character, and how it should shape our foreign policy. In his clear-eyed and moving meditations on the American landscape, Kaplan lays bare the roots of American greatness-the fact that we are a nation, empire, and continent all at once-and how we must reexamine those roots, and understand our geography, in order to confront the challenging, anarchic world that Kaplan describes. Earning the Rockies is a short epic, a story both personal and global in scope.
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Street Date:
01/24/2017
Language:
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Robert D. Kaplan. (2017). Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World. Unabridged HighBridge.

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Robert D. Kaplan. 2017. Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World. HighBridge.

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Robert D. Kaplan, Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World. HighBridge, 2017.

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Robert D. Kaplan. Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World. Unabridged HighBridge, 2017.

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