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  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241968260
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99

The Zimmermann Telegram




The story of how this happened and the incalculable consequences are thrillingly told in Barbara Tuchman's brilliant exploration.

Barbara Tuchman's The Zimmerman Telegram is one of the greatest spy stories of all time.
Nothing can stop an enemy from picking wireless messages out of the free air - and nothing did. In England, Room 40 was born . . .
In January 1917, with the First World War locked in terrible stalemate and America still neutral, German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmerman gambled the future of the conflict on a single telegram. But this message was intercepted and decoded in Whitehall's legendary Room 40 - and Zimmerman's audacious scheme for world domination was exposed, bringing America into the war and changing the course of history. The story of how this happened and the incalculable consequences are thrillingly told in Barbara Tuchman's brilliant exploration.

  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241968260
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for The Zimmermann Telegram

A most exciting book, full of vivid pen portraits and curious episodes

Sunday Times

As thrilling as a John Buchan novel

The Times Literary Supplement

Its 200 pages are worth more than all the thrillers and whodunits of the fiction writers put together

Herald

A fine exciting book told with intense drama. A thriller of real life

Observer

Brilliant. Told with great literary and dramatic talent

New York Times Book Review

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