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“A sweeping narrative [that] deftly weaves history, reportage, and grand strategy . . . into a coherent portrait of an undercovered region whose importance will only grow in the decades to come.”—Foreign Policy
“Few books can be considered indispensable, but Monsoon is one of them. . . . An essential primer for this new century’s evolving politics.”—The Dallas Morning News
“A special blend of first-person travel writing, brief historical sketches and wide-ranging strategic analysis.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Compelling . . . Kaplan’s breadth of travel and learning leads to intriguing insights.”—The Washington Post
“[Kaplan] has a gift for geopolitical imagination.”—The Wall Street Journal
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power by Robert D. Kaplan is an interesting book to read.
I really did enjoy this book and after reading the book I do recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject matter.
Kaplan is a very good writer who is able to convey a sense of place in a way that I have found only Theroux exceeds.
I liked the book. It has many facts about the development and geopolitics of the Indian Ocean region from Oman to Vietnam and beyond. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Matthew J. Brennan
A fascinating study of the counties on the perimeter of the Indian Ocean. A personal report on the individual states makes this report lively and informative. Read morePublished 25 days ago by James L. Turnipseed
The book gives a sound assessment on state of countries on Indian Ocean Rim and likely paths of their future development.Published 2 months ago by khurram shahzad
"Monsoon" is a most interesting book, so well written. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the history and relationships of the countries bordering the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Writer/Reader
Kaplan is the best! Highly recommend to get the next best thing to understanding the drivers of the world we live in short of living through all of historyPublished 3 months ago by Wayne Kilburn
I know Kaplan is a respected international affairs commentator, but to me he is a travel writer -- one of the best. That's the main reason I read him. Read morePublished 3 months ago by zorba
another great book by kaplan; i really like the way he covers the history, then the present & gives us views into the future; i think i will check out what other titles he has that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Edward J. Deisley
well written headline stories of the rough lands in the world. I started with Mr. Kaplan's Balkan Ghosts and will read more.Published 4 months ago by Andrew Mitropoulos