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Journalist Robert D. Kaplan is a contributing editor The Atlantic Monthly. He has traveled extensively, and his journeys through Yugoslavia and America have produced, respectively, Balkan Ghosts (which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize) and An Empire Wilderness. Kapan is also the author of show more Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power (Random House, 2010) and The Revenge of Geography (Random House, 2012) Kaplan has lectured at the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, major universities, the CIA, and business forums. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Robert D. Kaplan

Travelers' Tales GREECE : True Stories (2000) — Contributor — 31 copies

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Taras Bulba (1842) — Introduction, some editions — 960 copies
The Centurions (1960) — Foreword, some editions — 226 copies
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contributor — 70 copies
Lord Jim / Nostromo (1953) — Introduction, some editions — 64 copies
The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 (2010) — Contributor — 38 copies


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Just a warning be well-read before you read this book lots of references literary, Biblical etc. Worth the trip if you are.
charlie68 | 4 other reviews | Nov 22, 2023 |
This is a great travel book for a trip to understand US West
zacherlaw1 | 9 other reviews | Nov 13, 2023 |
Kaplan's latest focusing on the Middle East and Eurasia. Discussing the history, current events, and possible future of human cultures of the World island (Eurasia). Seemed a little lighter than usual but still a learned read as always. I hope he has a few more in them.
JBreedlove | Oct 21, 2023 |
Journalist Robert Kaplan travelled through the Balkans during the late 1980s just before war broke out in the region. His travels took him to Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece. This travel book includes good summaries of the history of each country and the regions with the country as well as interviews with an interesting and diverse cast of characters. What you hear from these interviews is the remarkable level of hatred simmering in the area. You also learn that what you hear for history of each area depends a lot upon who is doing the telling.

Although the book includes a few essays from a later period, the book still feels dated and makes the reader hunger for an updated history.
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M_Clark | 27 other reviews | Jul 23, 2023 |



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