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Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world

Title
Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world / Robert D. Kaplan.
ISBN
9780399588211
0399588213
9780399588235
Edition
First edition.
Publication
New York : Random House, [2017]
Copyright Notice Date
©2017
Physical Description
201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary
"As a boy, Robert Kaplan recalls his father driving trucks across the country to earn a living for his family, a man who witnessed and understood America 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. Along the way, he witnesses both prosperity and decline--increasingly cosmopolitan cities that benefit from globalization, impoverished small towns abandoned by the same--and paints a bracingly clear portrait of America today, including the anger and alienation that is currently giving rise to Trump and Sanders candidacies. Kaplan lays bare the roots of American greatness--the fact that we are a nation, empire, and continent all at once--and how westward expansion shaped our national character, and should shape our foreign policy"--Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 27, 2017
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189) and index.
Contents
Invocation
Earning the Rockies
A continental empire
Notes on a vertical landscape
Notes on a horizontal landscape
Cathay
Epilogue.
Citation

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