The Blue Age: How the US Navy Created Global Prosperity--And Why We're in Danger of Losing It

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6.17 X 9.66 X 1.04 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Gregg Easterbrook is the author of twelve books, most recently It's Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear (2018). He was a staff writer, national correspondent, or contributing editor at The Atlantic for nearly forty years. Easterbrook has written for The New Yorker, Science, Wired, Harvard Business Review, the Washington Monthly, the New Republic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. He was a fellow in economics and in government studies at the Brookings Institution. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


--Admiral (ret.) James Stavridis--"The Blue Age is brilliantly written, extremely well sourced, and remarkably accurate in its depiction of the centrality of the oceans to the well-being of our world. Set sail with the author and you will arrive at the port of enlightenment, with a deeper understanding of the sea --whether you are an experienced mariner or have always simply wondered why the oceans matter."
--Marcia McNutt, president, National Academy of Sciences--"READ THIS BOOK! The Blue Age is a compelling account of how our unprecedented 75 years of pax oceanum came about, how fragile it might be, and what exactly is at stake."
--Evan Thomas, author of Sea of Thunder and John Paul Jones--"Gregg Easterbrook is a genius at taking huge, complex, seemingly remote but deeply vital subjects, and making them into compelling, informative reading. With a vivid sense of history, clear thinking about the future, and a nice touch of irony and humor, he explains why our destiny lies on the waves of the blue oceans."
--David Malpass, President, World Bank --"A captivating geopolitical case for the power of the sea and the key role of the U.S. Navy -- as a preface to the author's controversial prescriptions for maritime power sharing and innovation."
--Jon Meacham, author of The Soul of America--"Gregg Easterbrook's engaging new book is at once a reminder and a warning. He brilliantly reacquaints us with the vital role of sea power and focuses the mind on how the destinies of nations often turn on who controls the oceans and waterways of an ever-shrinking world."
-Helen Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut - Avery Point --"In this thought-provoking book, Gregg Easterbrook puts the oceans firmly in the center of a vitally important story about the past, present, and future."