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

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

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
Genre
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
YDX
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 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kaplan, Robert D
  • Landscapes
  • City and town life
  • Imperialism
  • National characteristics, American
  • HISTORY / United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Geopolitics
  • TRAVEL / United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world, Robert D. Kaplan, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399588235
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3dc23e6f-044d-43c2-af15-12de1c660b69
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)970026480
Label
Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world, Robert D. Kaplan, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399588235
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3dc23e6f-044d-43c2-af15-12de1c660b69
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)970026480

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