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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Biographical portraits of 19th century figures involved in Spanish-American war outbreak; understanding American cultural outlook at the time. Connections to media influence of the modern era. Read full review

Review: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

User Review  - Janis Harrington - Goodreads

I knew very little about this time period so this book was perfect. John Jay called the Spanish-American War a "Splendid Little War." Without pressure from Theodore Roosevelt who felt the country ... Read full review

Review: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

User Review  - Martin Hill - Goodreads

During the Iraq war, political pundits often compared the quagmire there to the war in Vietnam. The better comparison, however, was the Spanish-American War of 1898. In the lead up to that war, a ... Read full review

Review: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

User Review  - Erez Davidi - Goodreads

The War Lovers is a very well written account of the Spanish-American War, a war that was largely forgotten to history. Thomas tells the story of the war and the events leading to it through the eyes ... Read full review

Review: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

User Review  - Dale - Goodreads

Well done Before this book, I had not had the pleasure of reading one of Evan Thomas' books. I picked this one up despite the fawning comments by Thomas in June 2009 ("I mean in a way Obama's standing ... Read full review

Review: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

User Review  - Bj - Goodreads

I found this book to be a great read as well as informing (educational). I was looking for a book on the Spanish-American War period for some time and chose this one due to my great interest in ... Read full review

Review: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

User Review  - Kehbeth - Goodreads

Learned an invaluable amount about the political ideals at the turn of the century as well as a good deal of information about a very underrated and under-taught war. The book examined several sides ... Read full review

Review: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

Teddy Roosevelt is totally one of my historical boyfriends, but even I have to admit, the man was a bit war-mad. I wouldn't go so far as to argue that the Spain-American War wouldn't have happened ... Read full review

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User Review  - Philip100 - LibraryThing

Well written book I enjoyed it the whole way through. It brings into perspective that politics no matter which party never changes. Read full review

Review: The War Lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898

User Review  - John Blair - Goodreads

Evan Thomas's The War Lovers is the story of how the Spanish American War came about and the embarkation of the United States on an imperialist policy. It is a multiple biography. The war lovers ... Read full review


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