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
Barbara Tuchman is a master of "true" storytelling. - Goodreads
Tuchman is such a great writer! - Goodreads
Really! Tuchman is the best writer of history ever. - Goodreads
This is history writing of the highest order. - Goodreads
In world affairs it was a German Minister's minor plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Brad Rice - Goodreads

Barbara Tuchman is a master of "true" storytelling. She always makes for interesting reading and this one brings to understanding the reason The United States entered the first World War. Even though ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maximilian Lauster - Goodreads

The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman is a book about the starting of WW1. Before this book was written it was believed that the sinking of the Lusitania caused WW1. After this book was ... 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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