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The war lovers: Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the rush to empire, 1898

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On February 15, 1898, the American ship USS Maine mysteriously exploded in the Havana Harbor. News of the blast quickly reached U.S. shores, where it was met by some not with alarm but great enthusiasm. A powerful group of war lovers agitated that the United States exert its muscle across the seas. Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge were influential politicians dismayed by the "closing" of the Western frontier. William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal falsely heralded that Spain's "secret infernal machine" had destroyed the battleship as Hearst himself saw great potential in whipping Americans into a frenzy. The Maine would provide the excuse they'd been waiting for. On the other side were Roosevelt's former teacher, philosopher William James, and his friend and political ally, Thomas Reed, the powerful Speaker of the House. Both foresaw a disaster. At stake was not only sending troops to Cuba and the Philippines, Spain's sprawling colony on the other side of the world-but the friendships between these men. Now, bestselling historian Evan Thomas brings us the full story of this monumental turning point in American history. Epic in scope and revelatory in detail, The War Lovers takes us from Boston mansions to the halls of Congress to the beaches of Cuba and the jungles of the Philippines. It is landmark work with an unforgettable cast of characters-and provocative relevance to today.
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subject_facet Business and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Hearst, William Randolph, -- 1863-1951
Lodge, Henry Cabot, -- 1850-1924
McKinley, William, -- 1843-1901
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Reed, Thomas B. -- (Thomas Brackett), -- 1839-1902
Roosevelt, Theodore, -- 1858-1919
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Causes
United States -- Politics and government -- 1897-1901
United States -- Territorial expansion
title_display The war lovers : Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the rush to empire, 1898
title_full The War Lovers Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the Rush to Empire, 1898
The war lovers : Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the rush to empire, 1898 / Evan Thomas
title_short The war lovers :
title_sub Roosevelt, Lodge, Hearst, and the rush to empire, 1898
topic_facet Business and politics
Hearst, William Randolph
Lodge, Henry Cabot
McKinley, William
Politics and government
Press and politics
Reed, Thomas B
Roosevelt, Theodore
Spanish-American War, 1898
Territorial expansion