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

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

Label
Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world
Title
Earning the Rockies
Title remainder
how geography shapes America's role in the world
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Kaplan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaplan, Robert D.
Dewey number
306.097309/048
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E161.3
LC item number
.K37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Kaplan, Robert D
  • Landscapes
  • City and town life
  • United States
  • United States
  • Imperialism
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
Label
Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world, Robert D. Kaplan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invocation -- Earning the Rockies -- A continental empire -- Notes on a vertical landscape -- Notes on a horizontal landscape -- Cathay -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780399588211
Lccn
2016013488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn947954032
  • 1923261
  • (OCoLC)947954032
Label
Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world, Robert D. Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Invocation -- Earning the Rockies -- A continental empire -- Notes on a vertical landscape -- Notes on a horizontal landscape -- Cathay -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780399588211
Lccn
2016013488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn947954032
  • 1923261
  • (OCoLC)947954032

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