The War Lovers What can Theodore Roosevelt teach us about President George W. Bush and the post-9/11 thirst for war? Plenty, says Evan Thomas in The War Lovers… The War Lovers What can Theodore Roosevelt teach us about President George W. Bush and the post-9/11 thirst for war? Plenty, says Evan Thomas in The War Lovers… 2010-04-27 Historical Fiction Nonfiction Little Brown & Company
Book Review

The War Lovers (2010)

Evan Thomas | The War Lovers by Evan Thomas
The War Lovers by Evan Thomas
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2010; Writer: Evan Thomas; Genres: Historical Fiction, Nonfiction; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

What can Theodore Roosevelt teach us about President George W. Bush and the post-9/11 thirst for war? Plenty, says Evan Thomas in The War Lovers, this finely crafted book about the Gilded Age, when America's desire for empire building fueled the Spanish-American War. The parallels to Iraq are unmistakable: After the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor, Americans were told that Spain's "secret infernal machine," or weapons of mass destruction, was responsible. Thomas explains why we as a nation are so hawkish — why ''the eternal pull of war on men,'' as he calls it, rules us to this day. A

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Originally posted May 12, 2010 Published in issue #1103 May 21, 2010 Order article reprints
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