The Zimmermann Telegram

Barbara W. Tuchman
Introduced by Margaret MacMillan

Published by Folio to mark the Telegram's centenary, Barbara Tuchman’s gripping account reveals the events that finally brought the United States into the First World War.

‘We propose to begin on 1 February unrestricted submarine warfare … ’ There was nothing immediately to distinguish it from the material that arrived for routine decoding at British Naval Intelligence. But on 17 January 1917, a young publisher and a priest – part of the team of civilians who pored over hundreds of telegram intercepts each day – unravelled a message sent by the German foreign minister, Arthur Zimmermann. Their discovery would change the course of 20th-century history, supplying evidence both of the deadliest peril that could befall the Allies, and their greatest hope of salvation.

 

Quarter-bound in cloth with printed paper sides

Set in Sabon

248 pages

Frontispiece and 16 pages of black & white plates

Plain slipcase

9½˝ × 6¼˝

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