The War Lovers

Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor of Newsweek, recounts the lead-up to the Spanish-American War and profiles three men who he asserts were… read more

Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor of Newsweek, recounts the lead-up to the Spanish-American War and profiles three men who he asserts were eager to go to war: Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, and William Randolph Hearst, as well as three men who were wary about going to war: Thomas Reed, William James, and President William McKinley.

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 and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. close

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The War Lovers

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 31, 2010 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jun 01, 2010 | 4:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 31, 2010 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2010 | 4:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2010 | 10:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 01, 2010 | 4:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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