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Earning the Rockies

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AnincisiveportraitoftheAmericanlandscapethatshowshowgeographycontinuestodetermineAmerica'sroleintheworld

"ThereismoreinsighthereintotheAgeofTrumpthaninbushelsofpolitical-horse-racejournalism."--TheNewYorkTimesBookReview(Editors'Choice)
Atatimewhenthereislittleconsensusaboutwhoweareandwhatweshouldbedoingwithourpoweroverseas,areturntotheelementaltruthsoftheAmericanlandscapeisurgentlyneeded.InEarningtheRockies,NewYorkTimesbestsellingauthorRobertD.Kaplanundertakesacross-countryjourney,traversingarichandvariedlandscapethatstillremainstheprimarysourceofAmericanpower.Travelingwest,inthesamedirectionasthepioneers,Kaplanwitnessesbothprosperityanddecline,andreexaminesthehistoryofwestwardexpansioninanewlight:asastorynotjustofgenocideandindividualismbutalsoofcommunalismandarespectforthelimitsofawater-starvedterrain.ConcludingattheedgeofthePacificOceanwithagrippingdescriptionofananarchicworld,EarningtheRockiesshowshowAmerica'sforeignpolicyresponseoughttoberootedinitsowngeographicalsituation.PraiseforEarningtheRockies"Unflinchinglyhonest...alens-changingvisionofAmerica'sroleintheworld...ajewelofabookthatlightsthepathahead."--SecretaryofDefenseJamesMattis"Asuigeneriswriter...America'sEastCoastestablishmenthasonlyoneRobertKaplan,someoneasfluentlyknowledgeableabouttheBalkans,Iraq,CentralAsiaandWestAfricaasheisaboutOhioandWyoming."--FinancialTimes"KaplanhaspursuedstoriesinplacesasremoteasYemenandOuterMongolia.InEarningtheRockies,hevisitsaplacealmostasremotetomanyAmericans:theseUnitedStates....Theauthor'spointisagoodone:Americaisformed,inpart,byageographicsettingthatisbothsanctuaryandwatchtower."--TheWallStreetJournal"AbrilliantreminderoftheimpactofAmerica'sgeographyonitsstrategy....Kaplan'slatestcontributionshouldberequiredreading."--HenryA.Kissinger"Atextbothevocativeandprovocativeforreaderswholiketothink...Inhisfinalsections,KaplandiscussesinscholarlybutaccessibledetailthesignificantrolethatAmericahasplayedandmustplayinthisshudderingworld."--KirkusReviews
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ISBN-13: 9780399588228
ISBN-10: 0399588221
Pagini: 224
Ilustrații: 1 MAP; 2 PHOTOGRAPHS
Dimensiuni: 131 x 203 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.19 kg
Editura: Random House
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