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From the Publisher: On February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in the Havana Harbor. Although there was no evidence that the Spanish were responsible, yellow newspapers such as William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal whipped Americans into frenzy by claiming that Spain’s “secret infernal machine” had destroyed the battleship. Soon after, the blandly handsome and easily influenced President McKinley declared war, sending troops not only to Cuba but also to the Philippines, Spain’s sprawling colony on the other side of the world.

As Evan Thomas reveals in his rip-roaring history of those times, the hunger for war had begun years earlier. Depressed by the “closing” of the Western frontier and embracing theories of social Darwinism, a group of warmongers that included a young Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge agitated loudly and incessantly that the United States exert its influence across the seas. These hawks would transform American foreign policy and, when Teddy ascended to the presidency, commence with a devastating war without reason, concocted within the White House–a bloody conflict that would come at tremendous cost.

Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, THE WAR LOVERS is the story of six men at the center of a transforming event in U.S. history: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, McKinley, William James, and Thomas Reed, and confirms once more than Evan Thomas is a popular historian of the first rank.

About the Author: Evan Thomas has been the Assistant Managing Editor of Newsweek since 1991. He is the bestselling author of six works of nonfiction: Sea of Thunder, John Paul Jones, Robert Kennedy, The Very Best Men, The Man to See, and The Wise Men. He lives with his wife and children in Washington, D.C.

The Giveaway:
Thanks to Anna and Hachette, 
I have 3 Audio Copies to give away.
Here are the Rules:
-Only residents of the U.S. or Canada are eligible to win
-No P.O. Boxes, please.
-Giveaway copies will be sent directly from Hachette
-Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule,
which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests,
you will receive only one copy of the title
(or one set in the case of grouped giveaways) in the mail. 
To Enter: Leave a comment with your name and 
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Giveaway ends at Noon Central Time
Nov. 20
Good Luck & Make Peace…Not War!

THE WAR LOVERS (Audio) Giveaway

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0 thoughts on “THE WAR LOVERS (Audio) Giveaway

  1. This sounds very interesting. I know very little about the Spanish-American war. This book has to be filled with a lot of interesting facts.

  2. History is so fascinating! Hearing it seems to bring it alive so much better than reading about it.


  3. I have my grandmother's copy of the Rough Riders written by Teddy Roosevelt. His writing about the events is fascinating. I would really love to learn more about him and the other five men.


  4. This sounds like a fascinating read/listen… I've always been interested by American history and the concept of manifest destiny, so this take on war sounds like a good way to pass the time. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.

  5. I found this review to be intriguing and one that I think I would take pleasure in listening too. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.


  6. I would like to listen to this audio book during my daily commute.

    Ann F

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    P.S. Thanks for the easy entry!

  7. My son and I like to discuss the various aspects of war. One of his graduate dissertations was on war and mercenaries. We are both curious about what Thomas will say in this audiobook. I'd love to listen to it.
    polo-puppy-fluffy at hotmail dot com

  8. Sounds very interesting. I love anything to do with history, so this seems like something worth checking out.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    -Jay McCue
    irishskakid(at)aol(dot) com

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