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Title Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world / Robert D. Kaplan.
Author Kaplan, Robert D., 1952-
Publication New York : Random House, [2017]
Copyright date ©2017
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Contents Invocation -- Earning the Rockies -- A continental empire -- Notes on a vertical landscape -- Notes on a horizontal landscape -- Cathay -- Epilogue.
Note Print version record.
Subject Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- -- Travel -- United States.
Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- (OCoLC)fst00138494
United States -- Geography.
United States -- Description and travel.
Landscapes -- Social aspects -- United States.
City and town life -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1980-
United States -- Territorial expansion.
Imperialism -- History.
National characteristics, American.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy.
City and town life. (OCoLC)fst00862081
Diplomatic relations -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01910431
Geography. (OCoLC)fst00940469
Imperialism. (OCoLC)fst00968126
Landscapes -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01735942
National characteristics, American. (OCoLC)fst01033342
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Territorial expansion. (OCoLC)fst01355135
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
HISTORY / United States.
TRAVEL / United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
Since 1980
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- Earning the Rockies. First edition. New York : Random House, [2017] 9780399588211 (DLC) 2016013488 (OCoLC)947954032
ISBN 9780399588235 (electronic bk.)
039958823X (electronic bk.)

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