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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. InÂ Earning the Rockies,Â New York TimesÂ bestselling authorÂ Robert 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,Â Earning the RockiesÂ shows how Americaâs foreign policy response ought to be rooted in its own geographical situation.
Praise forÂ Earning the Rockies
âUnflinchingly honest . . . a lens-changing vision of Americaâs role in the world . . . a jewel of a book that lights the path ahead.ââSecretary of Defense James Mattis
âA sui generis writer . . . Americaâs 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.ââFinancial Times
âKaplan has pursued stories in places as remote as Yemen and Outer Mongolia. InÂ Earning the Rockies,Â he visits a place almost as remote to many Americans: these United States. . . . The authorâs point is a good one: America is formed, in part, by a geographic setting that is both sanctuary and watchtower.ââThe Wall Street JournalÂ
âAÂ brilliant reminder of the impact of Americaâs geography on its strategy. . . . Kaplanâs latest contribution should be required reading.ââHenry A. Kissinger
âA text both evocative and provocative for readers who like toÂ thinkÂ â¦ 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.ââKirkus Reviews
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