In January 1917 when World War I was deadlocked and the United States was clinging grimly to neutrality, the British intercepted a telegram from ...Show synopsisIn January 1917 when World War I was deadlocked and the United States was clinging grimly to neutrality, the British intercepted a telegram from Berlin which they knew would bring America to the aid of the Allies. This is the story of how the message was decoded and how it was put to use by the British - a tale of espionage, secret diplomacy, international politics and personal drama.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include...Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority.
Description:Good in Very Good- jacket. Book has a little bumping to head...Good in Very Good- jacket. Book has a little bumping to head and tail of spine. A little fading to upper board edges. Ex-library book has stamps to top and bottom edges of text block. Tape stains to boards and end papers from where dust jacket has been taped to book. Pocket on last page of text. Dust jacket has a little bumping to head and tail of spine. One very small closed tear at head. Another closed tear at back bottom edge of dj. Light edge wear to dj and a couple creases on back. A little rubbing to surfaces of dj. No library labels or marks on dj. Not price clipped. New Edition. Fifth printing, 1973.
Description:Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-Between 7 3/4" and 9 3/4" Tall. 225...Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-Between 7 3/4" and 9 3/4" Tall. 225 page book is in very good condition with slight edgewear/scuffing of cover. No DJ. Comes in a slipcase which is in very good condition. Originally published in 1958. In January 1917 the German Foreign Minister, Arthur Zimmermann, sent a cable to his Ambassador in Washington for transmission to the German Ambassador in Mexico. In it, Zimmermann announced that Germany was going to start unrestricted submarine warfare on all shipping, Allied or neutral, in the Atlantic. He then made a startling and audacious proposal: the German Ambassador was to offer the Mexican government an alliance directed against the United States and to ask the Mexicans to contact the Japanese to see if they could be persuaded to switch sides (Japan was on the Allied side in the First World War). British Intelligence decoded the telegram and passed it on to the Americans, with momentous consequences. When President Wilson read the decoded telegram, he went straight to Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. And the rest is history.
Description:Fine. Fine brown cloth backed spine with a pictorial laminated...Fine. Fine brown cloth backed spine with a pictorial laminated front cover, illustrated, and with a fine brown original slipcase. This book would make a great gift. Full refund if not satisfied.
Description:Near Fine in Good jacket. 244pgs. Green Cloth. slight wear to...Near Fine in Good jacket. 244pgs. Green Cloth. slight wear to extremities, otherwise finem unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket has chips, closed tears along the edges. Well received work on circumstances that sparked U.S. entry into World War I.
Description:Good in Fair to Good jacket. Hardcover Boards are faded and...Good in Fair to Good jacket. Hardcover Boards are faded and rubbed. Dust jacket is tanned, rubbed, and soiled with moderate shelf wear. Not price clipped. Textblock edges are tanned and lightly soiled. Textblock is tight. Interior is tanned but unmarked and clean.
Description:Near Fine with no dust jacket. Beautiful presentation in brown...Near Fine with no dust jacket. Beautiful presentation in brown slipcase. Looks new. From a review " the story of the Zimmermann Telegram, a message sent by the German Foreign Minister to the Mexican Government in early 1917. In essence the Telegram was an attempt to make Mexico a German ally in the event of the US entering World War I on the Allied side, with the bait being the possibility of Mexico reclaiming the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. When British Intelligence intercepted and decoded the Telegram they made certain that the US government and public heard about it quickly in the hopes of bringing the US into the war. It includes a run through of the various German espionage efforts in the US before and during World War I and a good description of the unease felt by the US at the mysterious German machinations, including possibly collusion with Japan and an attempt to take control of the Panama Canal. Scarce in this condition.; Photographs; 9.84 X 6.61 X 1.34 inches; 225 pages.
Having read several other Tuchman historical books, I decided I needed to enlighten myself on this bit of pre-WW1 history. Very well done. I have not been able to find another author's work that did as well explaining how Germany's Zimmerman and his telegram to the Mexican government promising help if they would declare war on the US finally prodded the United States into declaring war on Germany in 1917. Fascinating book!!!
This book is about more than just the Zimmerman Telegram (which is only a small portion of the book). If you ever wanted to know about the US involvement with Mexico at the turn of the century, this is it.
A great book full of spies, diplomats and politics.
The intrigue that most likely tipped the scales causing President Wilson to enter WWI is little Known and is seldom taught in history classes. Barbara Tuchman, in writing The Zimmermann Telegram, shines light on this very important event as it affected world history. The book includes excellent coverage of President Wilson's governing style and his interaction with Congress. Coverage of the cooperation between the U.S. and Great Britain on matters of military intelligence that continued on into WWII is one of the features of he book. The minefields of intrigue are difficult to sort out, but Barbara Tuchman has done an excellent job on this one. This book should be considered a "must read" for those interested in World Wars I and II.
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