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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  - Scott - Goodreads

This book gives great insight to the American culture at the end of the 19th century. By using Roosevelt, Hearst, and Lodge, you get a great dynamic of influential American perspectives from that time. Read full review

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

User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

Suppression of the truth, the outmaneuvering of the president by war-hungry subordinates, and the incessant publicity [...] were having an effect. A great welling-up of patriotism, mixed with a desire ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

It turns out anxious masculinity is nothing new- Theodore Roosevelt's generation seem to have suffered quite a case of it, so much so that they had to have a war to prove how manly they were. (TR in ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David Strong - Goodreads

I was interested in reading this book because I wanted to learn more about Theodore Roosevelt, the Spanish-American War, and America in general at the turn of the 20th century. Overall I was ... 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  - Megan Hawkins - Goodreads

Maybe I'm just giving four stars because I actually finished it? It was interesting; I learned a lot about these major figures of the time. And a LOT about America's expansion of the age. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jeff Buddle - Goodreads

A fine history of how Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge and William Randolf Hearst goaded the United States into the Spanish/American war and how William James and House Speaker Thomas Reed ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tomi - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the part of this book that was actually about the Spanish-American War, and I learned a lot about Teddy Roosevelt (one of my favorite historical figures). Too much of the book (for me ... 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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