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    • The Revenge of Geography

    • What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In The Revenge of Geography, Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the near and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why Don't They Teach This Stuff?

    • By Carole T. on 02-27-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The Return of Marco Polo's World

    • War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-First Century
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, as well as encounters with preeminent realist thinkers, Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America's role in a turbulent world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests and American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of power via a strong navy; and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Essays on the Region of the Silk Road

    • By Jeff Beardsley on 05-19-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Earning the Rockies

    • How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 5 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 153
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
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      4 out of 5 stars 133

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magnificent book that found a great narrator!

    • By BotakTree on 03-09-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Asia's Cauldron

    • The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries' worth of competing territorial claims, the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict. The underreported military buildup in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Biggest Challenge for US in Next 50 Years

    • By Christopher on 05-30-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Monsoon

    • The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed 20th century, but in the 21st century, that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known as “Monsoon Asia”—which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania—best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan explains how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A map is worth a thousand words ...

    • By Loren on 06-03-12
    • The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 01-23-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 172 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • How Populism Will Change Foreign Policy

    • By: Richard Fontaine, Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Washington’s foreign policy elites have been left just as disoriented by the rise of presidential hopefuls, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, as everyone else. In signaling the rise of populism as a dominant strain in US politics, Trump and Sanders challenge the basic assumptions on which decades of US foreign and domestic policy have been built.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Eurasia's Coming Anarchy

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As China asserts itself in its nearby seas and Russia wages war in Syria and Ukraine, it is easy to assume that Eurasia’s two great land powers are showing signs of newfound strength. But the opposite is true: increasingly, China and Russia flex their muscles not because they are powerful but because they are weak. Unlike Nazi Germany, whose power at home in the 1930s fueled its military aggression abroad, today’s revisionist powers are experiencing the reverse phenomenon.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Centurions

    • By: Jean Larteguy, Robert D. Kaplan - foreward
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 8

    When The Centurions was first published in 1960, readers were riveted by the thrilling account of soldiers fighting for survival in hostile environments. They were equally transfixed by the chilling moral question the novel posed: how to fight when the "age of heroics is over". As relevant today as it was half a century ago, The Centurions is a gripping military adventure, an extended symposium on waging war in a new global order, and an essential investigation of the ethics of counterinsurgency. 

    Regular price: $24.49

    • In Europe's Shadow

    • Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
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    In Bucharest, Romania's capital, Kaplan discovered that few Westerners were reporting on the country - one of the darkest corners of Europe during the Cold War. In an intense and cinematic travelogue, Kaplan explores the history and culture of the only country in the West where the leading intellectuals have been right-wing rather than left-wing; a country that gave rise to the dictator Ion Antonescu, Hitler's chief foreign accomplice during WWII; a country where the Latin West mixes with the Greek East, producing a fascinating fusion of cultures.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wrestling with History

    • By David on 03-07-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Imperial Grunts

    • The American Military on the Ground
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 178
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 69

    In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • completely engaging and informative

    • By Clark on 03-29-06

    Regular price: $35.93

    • How Russia and China Could Come Unhinged

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "How Russia and China Could Come Unhinged" is from the March 23, 2018 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Robert D. Kaplan and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
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      4 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    In this extraordinary audiobook, Robert D. Kaplan lets listeners experience up close the American military worldwide in the air, at sea, and on the ground. Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts provides a riveting ground-level portrait of the Global War on Terrorism on several continents.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Little dry

    • By RICK MEREDITH on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Imperial Grunts

    • The American Military on the Ground
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world.

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In this extraordinary audiobook, Robert D. Kaplan lets listeners experience up close the American military worldwide in the air, at sea, and on the ground. Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts provides a riveting ground-level portrait of the Global War on Terrorism on several continents.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Down and Dirty

    • By George on 07-07-13

    Regular price: $27.93