Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > History > history
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
To find more items like this one, go to:
American history
military history
The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
 
 
Author
Evan Thomas.
Publisher Little, Brown/BOMC  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 inches
ISBN 9780316004091
Pages/Publication Date 471/2010
Daedalus Item Code 23452
This item is not available.
Description
On February 15th, 1898, the USS Maine mysteriously exploded in the Havana Harbor. News of the blast quickly reached U.S. shores, where it was met by some not with alarm but great enthusiasm. Historian Evan Thomas takes us from Boston mansions to the beaches of Cuba and the jungles of the Philippines as a powerful group of war lovers, including Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and newspaperman William Randolph Hearst, agitated for the United States to exert its muscle across the seas.

"In his absorbing narrative of men who found duty or fulfillment or personal meaning in a war for empire—and of other men, like William James, who feared that such a quest would rot the nation's soul—Thomas has illuminated, in a compulsively readable style, a critical moment in American history. This is a book that, with its style and panache, is hard to forget and hard to put down."—NYTBR

"Thomas has delivered an innovative, frequently entertaining and valuable retelling of an episode that set the pattern for more than a century of foreign military adventurism. This timely book is a cautionary tale about how the psyche of powerful and ambitious leaders may matter more than fact—or even truth—when the question of war arises."—Washington Post

 
You might also like:
Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
Edward P. Kohn.
Studio: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780465013364.  Daedalus Item Code: 23387
List Price: $27.95 Sale Price: $5.98 You Save: $21.97
    Link to Forum
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com