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Robert D. Kaplan
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Robert D. Kaplan is chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. He is the author of fifteen books on foreign affairs and travel, including The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History, and Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for nearly three decades. In 2011 and 2012 he was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world’s Top 100 Global... Read More

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The Revenge of Geography
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Soldiers of God
With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 27, 2001
Price: $16.95

World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin—the “soldiers of god”—whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders. In Soldiers of God we follow Kaplan’s extraordinary journey and learn how... Read more >
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Soldiers of God
With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Surrender or Starve
Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $15.95

Robert D. Kaplan is one of our leading international journalists, someone who can explain the most complicated and volatile regions and show why they’re relevant to our world. In Surrender or Starve, Kaplan illuminates the fault lines in the Horn of Africa, which is emerging as a crucial region for America’s... Read more >
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Surrender or Starve
Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Warrior Politics
Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $15.00

"One of the most thought-provoking and profound books that I have recently read. As readable as it is stimulating." —Henry Kissinger

In Warrior Politics, Kaplan mines the best of the lessons from past figures that include Sun-Tzu, Thucydides, Machiavelli, and Churchill for modern-day world leaders confronted with the complex challenges of today's... Read more >
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Warrior Politics
Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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