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

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

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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
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Language
eng
Summary
As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father's evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, travels in which he learned to understand the country 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. The history of westward expansion is examined here in a new light-not just a story of genocide and individualism, but also of communalism and a respect for the limits of a water-starved terrain-to understand how settling the West shaped our national character, and how it should shape our foreign policy. In his clear-eyed and moving meditations on the American landscape, Kaplan lays bare the roots of American greatness-the fact that we are a nation, empire, and continent all at once-and how we must reexamine those roots, and understand our geography, in order to confront the challenging, anarchic world that Kaplan describes. Earning the Rockies is a short epic, a story both personal and global in scope
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1952-
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Kaplan, Robert D.
Dewey number
306.097309/048
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other
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Read by William Dufris
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  • Dufris, William
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Kaplan, Robert D
  • Landscapes
  • City and town life
  • United States
  • United States
  • Imperialism
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
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adult
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Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world, Robert D. Kaplan, (eAudiobook)
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online resource
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 22 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781681684086
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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11804510
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MWT11804510
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Earning the Rockies : how geography shapes America's role in the world, Robert D. Kaplan, (eAudiobook)
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11804510
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 22 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781681684086
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital.
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11804510
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MWT11804510
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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