Armchair Generals Blog: The Zimmermann Telegram
In less than twenty four hours we will be celebrating the 97 years since the end of the Great War. On that occasion I would like to discuss The Zimmermann Telegram by Barbara W. Tuchman. Was there ever any real threat posed by Mexico the United States? Did Mexican President José Venustiano Carranza Garza have enough clout across the Pacific Ocean to promote the war against the US interests by influencing the Japanese to side with Germany?
Title: The Zimmermann Telegram
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Edition: Dell Laurel Edition 9895
Edition Notes: This is one of those fantastic pocked paperbacks that was published by Dell Publishing in 1960's. Being a paperback one would not expect there to be much in the manner or sources listed, but that is simply not the case as there are extensive endnotes included which go as far as even providing the coded ZT and its deciphered content side by side.
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