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Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world / Robert D. Kaplan.

Book Book ([2017])
Description: 201 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]
4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Gordon College Stack Level 2 E 161.3 .K37 2017 (Text to Phone) Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780399588235
  • ISBN: 0399588213
  • ISBN: 9780399588211
  • Edition: First edition.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-183) and index.
Contents: Invocation -- Earning the Rockies -- A Continental Empire -- Notes on a Vertical Landscape -- Notes on a Horizontal Landscape -- Cathay -- Epilogue.
Summary: "As a boy, Robert Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father tell evocative stories about traveling across America in his youth, travels in which he learned to understand the country literally from the ground up. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation of American geography often lost in the jet age. Along the way, he witnesses both prosperity and decline--increasingly cosmopolitan cities that thrive on globalization, impoverished towns denuded by the loss of manufacturing--and paints a bracingly clear picture of America today. 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.
Alternate Title: How georgraphy shapes America's role in the world
Citation: Kaplan, Robert D. "Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world." New York : Random House, 2017.
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