The Zimmermann telegram

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Macmillan, 1966 - History - 244 pages
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The story of the German plan to bribe Mexico to attack the United States during World War I and its results.

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A well researched and compelling story! - Goodreads
Tuchman is such a great writer! - Goodreads
Really! Tuchman is the best writer of history ever. - Goodreads

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Good read on how the US ended up in World War I. Book revolves around Germany's shenanigans in trying to get Mexico and Japan to invade the US, in order to keep US resources out of Europe. It was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Columbia Warren - Goodreads

This is an excellent little book - very well written and packed with information about the lead up to the entrance of the US into WWI. The centerpiece is the Zimmerman Telegram - Germany's proposal to ... Read full review


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About the author (1966)

Barbara W. Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with "The Zimmermann Telegram "and international fame with "The Guns of August," which won the Pulitzer Prize. There followed five more books: "The Proud Tower," "Stilwell and the American Experience in China" (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), "A Distant Mirror," "Practicing History," and "The March of Folly," "The First Salute" was Mrs. Tuchman's last book before her death in February 1989.

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