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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Giveaway Time! - The War Lovers (audio) by Evan Thomas

by Evan Thomas
Read by Richard Davidson

On February 15, 1898 the American ship USS Maine mysteriously exploded in Havana Harbor. News of the blast quickly reached U.S. shores, where it was met by some not with alarm but with great enthusiasm.

A powerful group of war lovers agitated for the United States to exert its muscle across the seas. Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge were influential politicians dismayed by the "closing" of the western frontier. William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal falsely heralded that Spain's "secret infernal machine" had destroyed the battleship, as Hearst himself saw great potential in whipping Americans into a frenzy. The Maine would provide the excuse they'd been waiting for.

On the other side were Roosevelt's former teacher, philosopher William James, and his friend and political ally, Thomas Reed, the powerful Speaker of the House.  Both foresaw a disaster. At stake was not only sending troops to Cuba and the Philippines, Spain's sprawling colony on the other side of the world -- but the friendships between these men.

Now, bestselling historian Evan Thomas brings us the full story of this monumental turning point in American history. Epic in scope and revelatory in detail, The War Lovers takes us from Boston mansions to the halls of Congress to the beaches of Cuba and the jungles of the Philippines. It is a landmark work with an unforgettable cast of characters -- and provocative relevance to today.


I have three copies of this audiobook to giveaway - courtesy of Hachette Books.
Simple summer rules - just leave a comment with your email address.
Giveaway open to U.S./Canada - no PO boxes.
This giveaway will end July 14.


Steve Capell said...

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.


Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway. I love to listen to audios on my way to and from work.

Katrina said...

I really really want to win because I know my husband would love it!

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

Count me in please
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Martha Lawson said...

Would really love to have this one. It sounds great!!

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Mystica said...

I would like to be counted in for this audio giveaway.


Linda Kish said...

Please include me.

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ossmcalc said...

I love reading/listening to books that deal with history. This one sounds really great. Please enter me into your giveaway.

Thank you,


Nan said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.


debbie said...

I love this time in history, this would be great to listen to.

ChristyJan said...

Please enter me in this giveaway


Denny, Alaska said...

Count me in; please! Thanks.


janetfaye said...

I would like to enter!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Darcie K. said...

Please include me! Thanks for the chance.

Benita said...

Please count me in. Thanks so much.


Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I would love to listen to The War Lovers :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

rubynreba said...

Sounds very good - thanks!

ossmcalc said...

Please include me in your giveaway for this audiobook. I can even see use for it in the classroom.

Thank you,


Luvdaylilies said...

This sounds fantastic!
Thanks for a chance=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

catss99 said...

I've been hearing about this on a lot of different sites--thanks for posting and please enter me!

Dawn M. said...

How interesting. Would love the chance to listen to it.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com


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