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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User Review  - tloeffler - LibraryThing

The Queen of World War I does it again (or did it before-this was written before "Guns of August" and "Proud Tower"). A fascinating story of how the infamous Zimmermann telegram made its way to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

Interesting explanation on how the US actually decided to go to war and join the fray in WWI. It wasn't the sinking of the Lusitania as many people think. That actually happened two years before the ... Read full review


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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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