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Author Thomas, Evan, 1951-
Title The war lovers [downloadable audiobook] / Evan Thomas
Publisher [United States] : Hachette Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Edition Unabridged
Descript 1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.)) : digital
Note Digital content provided by hoopla
Performer(S) Read by Richard M. Davidson
Summary 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
Tech Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Causes
United States -- Territorial expansion
United States -- Politics and government -- 1897-1901
Business and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924
Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951
McKinley, William, 1843-1901
Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902
Alt Author Davidson, Richard M., 1940- Narrator.
hoopla digital
ISBN 9781607882053
Music # MWT11608900

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