Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World

Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World

by Robert D. Kaplan


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ISBN-13: 9780399588228
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 21,053
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of seventeen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Earning the Rockies, In Europe’s Shadow, Asia’s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts. He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a senior advisor at Eurasia Group. For three decades his work appeared in The Atlantic. He held the national security chair at the United States Naval Academy and was a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.

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Table of Contents

Map of the United States x

Invocation xv

I Earning the Rockies 3

II A Continental Empire 15

III Notes on a Vertical Landscape 37

IV Notes on a Horizontal Landscape 85

V Cathay 129

Epilogue 175

Acknowledgments 179

Some Works Relevant to the Text 181

Notes 185

Index 191

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