Earning the Rockies

How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
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Product Number: DD27776
Released: Jan 24, 2017
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ISBN: #9781681684079
Narrator/s: William Dufris
Publisher: HighBridge Company
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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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Earning the Rockies
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Product Number:DD27776
Product Number:Z100118888

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Author(s): Robert D. Kaplan
Narrator(s): William Dufris
Product Number Z100118888
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781681684086
Author(s): Robert D. Kaplan
Product Number EB00670220
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780399588235

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