May 20, 2010

Giveaway: The War Lovers by Evan Thomas


Full Description*:

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.

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Hachette Audio
9781607882046
4/27/2010
$39.98/$49.98




3 of my readers a copy of this audio book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
Cannot mail to a P.O. Box
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

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Winners will be chosen May 31st and notified via email. The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.




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29 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing. Count me in, please.

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  5. I would like this book. That time in history is really interesting.
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  7. LOve historical books - count me in to win :)

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  9. looks interesting especially since I am all history buff and all.

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  11. I would love ,enjoy historic stories !
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  12. This looks great! Please enter me!

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  16. I'd love this one! Please count me in.

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  18. Sounds really good! {1 for the comment}

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  20. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  21. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like something I'd be interested in.
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  22. I hope to win this!
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  23. I found your review to be intriguing and one that I think I would take pleasure in listening too. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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  25. Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. OOOO....I want this one. Love this period of history, and really love audios.

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  27. +1 would love to read this

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