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The Resource Earning the Rockies

Earning the Rockies

Label
Earning the Rockies
Title
Earning the Rockies
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Kaplan
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Earning the Rockies
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how geography shapes Americas role in the world
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Language
eng
Summary
A concise and deeply moving portrait of the American landscape from coast to coast, Earning the Rockies offers a detailed and pragmatic framework for our foreign policy by examining the specific geography from which American power springs.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
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10548609
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Kaplan, Robert D
Dewey number
306.097309048
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Lifestyle - Travel
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • History
Target audience
adult
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how geography shapes America's role in the world
Label
Earning the Rockies
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BORROWBOX:RHC_381348
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9780399588235
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Earning the Rockies
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_381348
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780399588235
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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