Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world
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Contributors:
Dufris, William, narrator.
Published:
Minneapolis, MN : HighBridge Audio, 2017.
Format:
CD audio book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
5 audio discs (5 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 12 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Audiobook
CD AUDIO 320.12 K175e
Description
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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781681684079, 1681684071
UPC:
9781681684079

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General Note
Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by William Dufris.
Description
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. Now, 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 national character, and how it should shape foreign policy.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kaplan, R. D., & Dufris, W. (2017). Earning the Rockies: how geography shapes America's role in the world. Unabridged. Minneapolis, MN: HighBridge Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- and William, Dufris. 2017. Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World. Minneapolis, MN: HighBridge Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- and William, Dufris, Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World. Minneapolis, MN: HighBridge Audio, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kaplan, Robert D., and William Dufris. Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World. Unabridged. Minneapolis, MN: HighBridge Audio, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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