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Friday, May 7, 2010

Closed: Giveaway: Audiobook The War Lovers by Evan Thomas

Thank you to everyone that entered. There were 21 different entrants and a total of 36 entries!

Here are the three winners:
1) nfmgirl
2) traveler
3) MJ

Emails are being sent to the winners. Thank you again for entering and congratulations to the winners. I hope you enjoy them.

All winners were chosen using Random.org

-Jennifer

Thanks to Anna at Hachette Books I can giveaway 3 copies of this one!



About the Book

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 will end 6/2/10 at 11:59pm (EST)

Rules:
1) Only winners from the US and Canada
2) No PO boxes

To enter:
1) Leave a comment with your email address (so I can contact you if you win!)
2) Get an extra entry for following my blog (let me know if you're a new follower or have been following for a while!)
3) Get a third entry for mentioning this giveaway: On your blog, facebook, twitter... anywhere (Make sure to leave me a link or your SN so I can verify!)

The winners will be randomly drawn and notified by email.

Good Luck and thank you for reading my blog!

33 comments:

MJ said...

The dreaded 1st commenet! Please count me in.

"Old Follower"

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Esme said...

Sign me up please-I am listening to Christmas in Washington-about a secret meeting between FRD and Churchill.

Tina said...

I love audios, and love history, so this one is one I'd really like. Three entries please!!

1. I'm commenting
2. I'm a new follower.
3. Your giveaway is posted in the sidebar on my blog Tutu's Two Cents

Thanks for the contest.

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Anonymous said...

i'm interested....thanks for the giveaway :)

karenk
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janetfaye said...

I would like to enter.

Thank you!

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janetfaye said...

New follower - janetfaye

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traveler said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. It sounds fascinating. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Denny, Alaska said...

I would love to win this one!

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Jane said...

This sounds like an interesting book.

I'm an old follower.

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Anne-Marie T said...

Please count me in.

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Anne-Marie T said...

I am a current follower on Google Friend Connect
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Anne-Marie T said...
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Anne-Marie T said...

I Tweeted about the giveaway.http://twitter.com/amt946/status/13584508464

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Debbie F said...

Please include me! thanks

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Debbie F said...

I'm a longtime follower!

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Rebecca Graham said...

I like historial books and audios.

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Sean said...

please enter me
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rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would love to win; please enter me!

desitheblonde said...

count me in plese and then i
blog about it

nfmgirl said...

Please count me in. Thank you!

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nfmgirl said...

I follow

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nfmgirl said...

Blogged:
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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Simply Stacie said...

follower

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skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

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Amy said...

This book sounds very good. I have been trying to improve my knowledge of history and this sounds like it would help! Please enter me in your giveaway!

~ Amy
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Amy said...

I am a new followeand follow via google friend connect!

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janetfaye said...

Tweet:
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Ronald said...

Sounds like a bully book. I'd like to listen to it while I charge up this bloody hill!

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Bingo said...

I am now a follower

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Bingo said...

I would love a chance at this audio book. Thanks for hosting,

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow on gfc/blogger. ( old)

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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to be entered, thanks. :)

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