Book Discussion on The War Lovers
Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor of Newsweek, recounts the lead-up to the Spanish-American War and profiles six men who he asserts… read more
Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor of Newsweek, recounts the lead-up to the Spanish-American War and profiles six men who he asserts were responsible for America’s involvement, Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, President William McKinley, William Randolph Hearst, Thomas Reed, and William James. The author examined the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor on February 15, 1898, and argued that there was no evidence implicating the Spanish for the attack. He contends that the incident was trumped up to spur support for war. Evan Thomas discussed his book at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. close
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