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 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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399588211
0399588213
Characteristics: 201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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