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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
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 ...
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 ...
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