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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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 513
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      4 out of 5 stars 444
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      4 out of 5 stars 443

    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: $29.95

    • How to Pay for Health Care

    • By: Michael E. Porter, Robert S. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The United States stands at a crossroads as it struggles with how to pay for health care. The fee-for-service system, the dominant payment model in the US and many other countries, is now widely recognized as perhaps the single biggest obstacle to improving health care delivery.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • 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 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    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: $27.95

    • What You're Really Meant To Do

    • A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential
    • By: Robert Steven Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Wes Talbot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    How do you create your own definition of success - and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us - and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is it that most of us fail to spend sufficient time learning to understand ourselves and creating our own definition of success?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • VERY MISLEADING career growth orientated

    • By Sherry McNee on 01-27-14

    Regular price: $19.59

    • 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 297
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 253
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    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

    • How Populism Will Change Foreign Policy

    • By: Richard Fontaine, Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Imperial Grunts

    • On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond...
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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
    • On the Ground with the American Military, from Mongolia to the Philippines to Iraq and Beyond...
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: John H. Mayer
    • Length: 18 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 09-12-05
    • 4 out of 5 stars 182 ratings

    Regular price: $31.95

    • 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 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    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: $19.95

    • Eurasia's Coming Anarchy

    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • 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 181
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163

    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 Heavy Read

    • By Linda McHenry on 07-27-16
    • 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 181 ratings

    Regular price: $20.72

    • 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 88
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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: $24.95

    • Out of the Labyrinth

    • Setting Mathematics Free
    • By: Ellen Kaplan, Robert Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Who hasn't feared the math Minotaur in its labyrinth of abstractions? Now, in Out of the Labyrinth, Robert and Ellen Kaplan - the founders of The Math Circle, the popular learning program begun at Harvard in 1994 - reveal the secrets behind their highly successful approach, leading listeners out of the labyrinth and into the joyous embrace of mathematics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marred by mispronouncements & misunderstanding

    • By Twang on 04-27-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Managing Alliances with the Balanced Scorecard (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton, Bjarne Rugelsjoen
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Solvay Pharmaceuticals and Quintiles used the balanced scorecard management system and a strategy map to make their partnership a rousing success.

    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
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • How Not to Cut Health Care Costs (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, Derek A. Haas
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Five mistakes that keep healthcare costs too high.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Art of the Infinite

    • The Pleasures of Mathematics
    • By: Robert Kaplan, Ellen Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Ray Chase
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The Art of the Infinite takes infinity, in its countless guises, as a touchstone for understanding mathematical thinking. Robert and Ellen Kaplan guide us through the “Republic of Numbers,” where we meet both its upstanding citizens and its more shadowy dwellers; and transport us across the plane of geometry into the unlikely realm where parallel lines meet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly pleased!

    • By JapMerican on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • What You Really Need to Lead

    • The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner
    • By: Robert S. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    This audiobook aims to demystify leadership and outlines a specific regimen that will empower you to build your leadership skills. Kaplan tells real-life stories from his own experience of working with various types of leaders seeking to improve their effectiveness and make their organizations more successful. He asks probing questions, provides exercises, and suggests concrete follow-up steps that will help you develop your skills, create new habits, and move you toward reaching your unique leadership potential.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Mohammad on 11-16-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • How to Solve the Cost Crisis in Health Care (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, Michael E. Porter
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    The biggest problem with health care isn’t with insurance or politics – it’s that we’re measuring the wrong things the wrong way.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Reaching Your Potential (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Robert S. Kaplan, Harvard Business Review
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The acting president and CEO of Harvard Management Company writes that fulfillment doesn�t come from clearing hurdles others set for you; it comes from clearing those you set for yourself.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts

    • The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground
    • By: Robert D. Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Don Leslie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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: $34.95

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