Earning the Rockies

Editeur : Random House Publishing Group Date de sortie: 2017-01-24

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An incisive portrait of the American landscape that shows how geography continues to determine America's role in the worldBook Club Pick for Now Read This, fromPBS NewsHourandThe New York Times*;';There is more insight here into the Age of Trump than in bushels of political-horse-race journalism.'The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)At a time when there is little consensus about who we are and what we should be doing with our power overseas, a return to the elemental truths of the American landscape is urgently needed. InEarning the Rockies,New York Timesbestselling authorRobert D. Kaplan undertakes a cross-country journey, traversing a rich and varied landscape that still remains the primary source of American power. Traveling west, in the same direction as the pioneers, Kaplan witnesses both prosperity and decline, and reexamines the history of westward expansion in a new light: as a story not just of genocide and individualism but also of communalism and a respect for the limits of a water-starved terrain. Concluding at the edge of the Pacific Ocean with a gripping description of an anarchic world,Earning the Rockiesshows how America's foreign policy response ought to be rooted in its own geographical situation.Praise forEarning the Rockies';Unflinchingly honest . . . a lens-changing vision of America's role in the world . . . a jewel of a book that lights the path ahead.'Secretary of Defense James Mattis';A sui generis writer . . . America's East Coast establishment has only one Robert Kaplan, someone as fluently knowledgeable about the Balkans, Iraq, Central Asia and West Africa as he is about Ohio and Wyoming.'Financial Times';Kaplan has pursued stories in places as remote as Yemen and Outer Mongolia. InEarning the Rockies,he visits a place almost as remote to many Americans: these United States. . . . The author's point is a good one: America is formed, in part, by a geographic setting that is both sanctuary and watchtower.'The Wall Street Journal';Abrilliant reminder of the impact of America's geography on its strategy. . . . Kaplan's latest contribution should be required reading.'Henry A. Kissinger';A text both evocative and provocative for readers who like tothink In his final sections, Kaplan discusses in scholarly but accessible detail the significant role that America has played and must play in this shuddering world.'Kirkus Reviews

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Genre: USA

Collection: Random House

Format: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9780399588235

Information complémentaires

Genre: USA

Collection: Random House

Format: EPub

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9780399588235

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