Audio Book Giveaway: The War Lovers by Evan Thomas (Ends 8/27) CLOSED

Friday, August 13, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
On February 15, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in the Havana Harbor. Although there was no evidence that the Spanish were responsible, yellow newspapers such as William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal whipped Americans into frenzy by claiming that Spain's "secret infernal machine" had destroyed the battleship. Soon after, the blandly handsome and easily influenced President McKinley declared war, sending troops not only to Cuba but also to the Philippines, Spain's sprawling colony on the other side of the world.

As Evan Thomas reveals in his rip-roaring history of those times, the hunger for war had begun years earlier. Depressed by the "closing" of the Western frontier and embracing theories of social Darwinism, a group of warmongers that included a young Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge agitated loudly and incessantly that the United States exert its influence across the seas. These hawks would transform American foreign policy and, when Teddy ascended to the presidency, commence with a devastating war without reason, concocted within the White House--a bloody conflict that would come at tremendous cost.

Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, THE WAR LOVERS is the story of six men at the center of a transforming event in U.S. history: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, McKinley, William James, and Thomas Reed, and confirms once more than Evan Thomas is a popular historian of the first rank.

The Giveaway
Thanks to publisher Hachette Book Group, I am hosting a giveaway for three (3) audio book copies of The War Lovers by Evan Thomas!

To enter, please comment below what's the last good book you've read.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 1 of 3 copies of The War Lovers by Evan Thomas audio book! #Giveaway ends 8/27 @aitmama #win #contests #books http://tiny.cc/yg2dl" – you may do this once a day;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is August 27, 2010, 11:59pm EST. Three winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Subject to this site's Official Rules.

Open to residents 18+ of U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information and image courtesy of the publisher. No compensation was provided for this post.

99 comments:

  1. Ann On and On... said...

    Good book, The Help! I love it. I love listening to books. I'm sitting outside painting a few pieces of furniture and have a book playing. I stopped to blog for a minute.... :D Thanks for the giveaway!
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  4. Laurie said...

    I'd love to listen to "The War Lovers" on my frequent trips to Boston. The last great book I listened to was "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" by Betty Smith. I can't believe I missed this one when I was younger! Laurie

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  5. Rachel said...

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  13. Meredith said...

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  41. Hannah said...

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  61. victoria99 said...

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  67. Darcie K. said...

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  68. Darcie K. said...

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