Earning the Rockies

Earning the Rockies

How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World

Book - 2017
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"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."--
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780399588211
Branch Call Number: 306.0973 KAP
Characteristics: 201 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm

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