Описание: From the "New York Times" bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world s Top 100 Global Thinkers by "Foreign Policy" magazine, comes a riveting journey through one of Europe s frontier countries and a potent examination of the forces that will determine Europe s fate in the postmodern age. Robert Kaplan first visited Romania in the 1970s, when he was a young journalist and the country was a bleak Communist backwater. It was one of the darkest corners of Europe, but few Westerners were paying attention. What ensued was a lifelong obsession with a critical, often overlooked country a country that, today, is key to understanding the current threat that Russia poses to Europe. "In Europe s Shadow" is a vivid blend of memoir, travelogue, journalism, and history, a masterly work thirty years in the making the story of a journalist coming of age, and a country struggling to do the same. Through the lens of one country, Kaplan examines larger questions of geography, imperialism, the role of fate in international relations, the Cold War, the Holocaust, and more. Here Kaplan illuminates the fusion of the Latin West and the Greek East that created Romania, the country that gave rise to Ion Antonescu, Hitler s chief foreign accomplice during World War II, and the country that was home to the most brutal strain of Communism under Nicolae Ceau escu. Romania past and present are rendered in cinematic prose: the ashen faces of citizens waiting in bread lines in Cold War era Bucharest; the B r gan Steppe, laid bare by centuries of foreign invasion; the grim labor camps of the Black Sea Canal; the majestic Gothic church spires of Transylvania and Maramure . Kaplan finds himself in dialogue with the great thinkers of the past, and with the Romanians of today, the philosophers, priests, and politicians those who struggle to keep the flame of humanism alive in the era of a resurgent Russia. Upon his return to Romania in 2013 and 2014, Kaplan found the country transformed yet again now a traveler s destination shaped by Western tastes, yet still emerging from the long shadows of Hitler and Stalin. "In Europe s Shadow" is the story of an ideological and geographic frontier and the book you must read in order to truly understand the crisis with Russia, and within Europe itself. Praise for "In Europe s Shadow" A] haunting yet ultimately optimistic examination of the human condition as found in Romania . . . Kaplan s account of the centuries leading up to the most turbulent of all the twentieth is both sweeping and replete with alluring detail. "The New York Times Book Review" A serious yet impassioned survey of Romania . . . Kaplan s] method is that of a foreign correspondent, firing off dispatches from the South China Sea to North Yemen to the darkest corners of Eastern Europe. . . . Kaplan is a regional geographer par excellence. "The Christian Science Monitor" Kaplan s work exemplifies rare intellectual, moral and political engagement with the political order and disorder of our world. "The Huffington Post" A masterly work of important history, analysis, and prophecy about the ancient and modern rise of Romania as a roundabout between Russia and Europe . . . I learned something new on every page. Tom Brokaw A favorite of mine for years, Robert D. Kaplan is a thoughtful and insight-driven historian who writes clear and compelling prose, but what I like most about him is his political sophistication.A true pleasure for the reader. Alan Furst"
Автор: Kaplan, Robert D. Название: Mediterranean Winter ISBN: 0375714332 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375714337 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Artful and intelligent . . . . Kaplan's book has made its own mark. . . I am able to feel the sense of an exotic and timeless part of the world." -- Bob Hoover, Pittsburg Post-Gazette " Kaplan] helps the distant past resonate today. . . . He] teaches lessons that are informative and concise." -The Washington Post Book World "A writer of extraordinary intellect and passion . . . with a wonderfully lucid way of relating history as a living thing." -San Francisco Chronicle "Erudite and intrepid. . . . Kaplan] is a deft guide to wherever he chooses to lead you." -The New York Times
Автор: Kaplan, Robert D. Название: The Ends of the Earth ISBN: 0679751238 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780679751236 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1215 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: On the world maps common in America, the Indian Ocean all but disappears. The Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region is relegated to the edges, split up along the maps’ outer reaches. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed twentieth century, for it was in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters that the great wars of that era were lost and won. Thus, many Americans are barely aware of the Indian Ocean at all. But in the twenty-first century this will fundamentally change. In Monsoon, a pivotal examination of the Indian Ocean region and the countries known as “Monsoon Asia,” bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan deftly shows how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power in the twenty-first century. Like the monsoon itself, a cyclical weather system that is both destructive and essential for growth and prosperity, the rise of these countries (including India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania) represents a shift in the global balance that cannot be ignored. The Indian Ocean area will be the true nexus of world power and conflict in the coming years. It is here that the fight for democracy, energy independence, and religious freedom will be lost or won, and it is here that American foreign policy must concentrate if America is to remain dominant in an ever-changing world.
From the Horn of Africa to the Indonesian archipelago and beyond, Monsoon explores the multilayered world behind the headlines. Kaplan offers riveting insights into the economic and naval strategies of China and India and how they will affect U.S. interests. He provides an on-the-ground perspective on the more volatile countries in the region, plagued by weak infrastructures and young populations tempted by extremism. This, in one of the most nuclearized areas of the world, is a dangerous mix. The map of this fascinating region contains multitudes: Here lies the entire arc of Islam, from the Sahara Desert to the Indonesian archipelago, and it is here that the political future of Islam will most likely be determined. Here is where the five-hundred-year reign of Western power is slowly being replaced by the influence of indigenous nations, especially India and China, and where a tense dialogue is taking place between Islam and the United States. With Kaplan’s incisive mix of policy analysis, travel reportage, sharp historical perspective, and fluid writing, Monsoon offers a thought-provoking exploration of the Indian Ocean as a strategic and demographic hub and an in-depth look at the issues that are most pressing for American interests both at home and abroad. Exposing the effects of explosive population growth, climate change, and extremist politics on this unstable region—and how they will affect our own interests—Monsoon is a brilliant, important work about an area of the world Americans can no longer afford to ignore.
Описание: In Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts, acclaimed journalist Robert D. Kaplan continues his exploration of the American military's challenging and varied commitments around the world. From protecting sea lanes, to providing disaster relief, to preparing for potential military confrontation with North Korea and Iran, Kaplan describes the astonishing, vital, and often unacknowledged operations regularly performed by American military personnel in the air, at sea, and on the ground. Vivid and illuminating, this book takes us deep into the highly technical and exotic cultures of the armed forces, telling soldiers' stories from the perspective of the troops on the ground.
Автор: Kaplan, Robert D. Название: Arabists ISBN: 0028740238 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780028740232 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Рейтинг: Цена: 1247 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This work provides a history of the "Arabists", a group of US expatriates who spent much of their lives living and working in the Arab world, in areas such as education and intelligence. It demonstrates their profound influence on American attitudes towards the Middle East.
Автор: Davenport, Thomas H. Kaplan, Robert S. Norton, Dav Название: Strategy-focused organization ISBN: 1578512506 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781578512508 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3950 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Drawing from more than twenty case studies, this book illustrates how Balanced Scorecard adopters have taken their tool to the next level. It provides an account of how a range of organizations in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors have deployed these principles to achieve breakthrough, sustainable performance improvements.
Автор: Kaplan, Robert D. Название: Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts ISBN: 0739323423 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780739323427 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2240 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Kaplan, Robert D. Название: Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts ISBN: 1400061334 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400061334 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1792 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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