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Book The Zimmermann Telegram

    Book Details:
  • Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 1966
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 268 pages

Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram written by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 1966 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the dark winter of 1917, as World War I was deadlocked, Britain knew that Europe could be saved only if the United States joined the war. But President Wilson remained unshakable in his neutrality. Then, with a single stroke, the tool to propel America into the war came into a quiet British office. One of countless messages intercepted by the crack team of British decoders, the Zimmermann telegram was a top-secret message from Berlin inviting Mexico to join Japan in an invasion of the United States. Mexico would recover her lost American territories while keeping the U.S. occupied on her side of the Atlantic. How Britain managed to inform America of Germany's plan without revealing that the German codes had been broken makes for an incredible, true story of espionage, intrigue, and international politics.

Book The Zimmermann Telegram

    Book Details:
  • Author : Thomas Boghardt
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release : 2012-10-15
  • ISBN : 1612511473
  • Pages : 346 pages

Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram written by Thomas Boghardt and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2012-10-15 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the winter of 1916/17, World War I had reached a deadlock. While the Allies commanded greater resources and fielded more soldiers than the Central Powers, German armies had penetrated deep into Russia and France, and tenaciously held on to their conquered empire. Hoping to break the stalemate on the western front, the exhausted Allies sought to bring the neutral United States into the conflict. A golden opportunity to force American intervention seemed at hand when British naval intelligence intercepted a secret telegram detailing a German alliance offer to Mexico. In it, Berlin’s foreign secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, offered his country’s support to Mexico for re-conquering “the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona” in exchange for a Mexican attack on the United States, should the latter enter the war on the side of the Allies. The British handed a copy of the Telegram to the American government, which in turn leaked it to the press. On March 1, 1917, the Telegram made headline news across the United States, and five weeks later, America entered World War I. Based on an examination of virtually all available German, British, and U.S. government records, this book presents the definitive account of the Telegram and questions many traditional views on the origins, cryptanalysis, and impact of the German alliance scheme. While the Telegram has often been described as the final step in a carefully planned German strategy to gain a foothold in the western hemisphere, this book argues that the scheme was a spontaneous initiative by a minor German foreign office official, which gained traction only because of a lack of supervision and coordination at the top echelon of the German government. On the other hand, the book argues, American and British secret services had collaborated closely since 1915 to bring the United States into the war, and the Telegram’s interception and disclosure represented the crowning achievement of this clandestine Anglo-American intelligence alliance. Moreover, the book explicitly challenges the widely accepted notion that the Telegram’s publication in the U.S. press rallied Americans for war. Instead, it contends that the Telegram divided the public by poisoning the debate over intervention, and by failing to offer peace-minded Americans a convincing rationale for supporting the war. The book also examines the Telegram’s effect on the memory of World War I through the twentieth century and beyond.

Book The Zimmermann Telegram

    Book Details:
  • Author : Barbara Tuchman
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2016-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780241968260
  • Pages : 608 pages

Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram written by Barbara Tuchman and published by . This book was released on 2016-12-01 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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."

Book The Zimmermann Telegram

    Book Details:
  • Author : Barbara Tuchman
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • ISBN : 0241968275
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram written by Barbara Tuchman and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. '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 Barbara Tuchman achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Guns of August. She is also the author of The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (also awarded the Pulitzer Prize), A Distant Mirror and The March of Folly. She died in 1989. The Guns of August and The Proud Tower are published by Penguin.

Book The Zimmermann Telegram   1  Publ

Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram 1 Publ written by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman and published by . This book was released on 1958 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of how, in January of 1917, the British intercepted and deciphered a message from Berlin which they knew would bring America to the aid of the Allies. It involves a tale of espionage, secret diplomacy, international politics and personal drama probably unparalleled in history.

Book The Zimmermann Telegram

    Book Details:
  • Author : Thomas Boghardt
  • Publisher : Naval Inst Press
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9781612511481
  • Pages : 319 pages

Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram written by Thomas Boghardt and published by Naval Inst Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the winter of 1916/17, World War I had reached a deadlock. While the Allies commanded greater resources and fielded more soldiers than the Central Powers, German armies had penetrated deep into Russia and France, and tenaciously held on to their conquered empire. Hoping to break the stalemate on the western front, the exhausted Allies sought to bring the neutral United States into the conflict. A golden opportunity to force American intervention seemed at hand when British naval intelligence intercepted a secret telegram detailing a German alliance offer to Mexico. In it, Berlin's foreign secretary, Arthur Zimmermann, offered his country's support to Mexico for re-conquering "the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona" in exchange for a Mexican attack on the United States, should the latter enter the war on the side of the Allies. The British handed a copy of the Telegram to the American government, which in turn leaked it to the press. On March 1, 1917, the Telegram made headline news across the United States, and five weeks later, America entered World War I. Based on an examination of virtually all available German, British, and U.S. government records, this book presents the definitive account of the Telegram and questions many traditional views on the origins, cryptanalysis, and impact of the German alliance scheme. While the Telegram has often been described as the final step in a carefully planned German strategy to gain a foothold in the western hemisphere, this book argues that the scheme was a spontaneous initiative by a minor German foreign office official, which gained traction only because of a lack of supervision and coordination at the top echelon of the German government. On the other hand, the book argues, American and British secret services had collaborated closely since 1915 to bring the United States into the war, and the Telegram's interception and disclosure represented the crowning achievement of this clandestine Anglo-American intelligence alliance. Moreover, the book explicitly challenges the widely accepted notion that the Telegram's publication in the U.S. press rallied Americans for war. Instead, it contends that the Telegram divided the public by poisoning the debate over intervention, and by failing to offer peace-minded Americans a convincing rationale for supporting the war. The book also examines the Telegram's effect on the memory of World War I through the twentieth century and beyond.

Book Conspiracy Theories in American History

Download or read book Conspiracy Theories in American History written by Peter Knight and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2003 with total page 925 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States. * Over 300 A-Z entries on various events, ideas, and persons, as well as crucial supporting and refuting evidence, and competing explanations for the origins, history, and popularity of this mode of political thought * Primary documents from organizations promoting conspiracy theories * Contributions from over 100 international scholars with a full range of historical expertise * Separate section containing about 100 illustrative extracts covering the full range of American history, each with a brief headnote placing it in context

Book The Zimmermann Telegram   1  Publ

Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram 1 Publ written by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman and published by . This book was released on 1958 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of how, in January of 1917, the British intercepted and deciphered a message from Berlin which they knew would bring America to the aid of the Allies. It involves a tale of espionage, secret diplomacy, international politics and personal drama probably unparalleled in history.

Book The Zimmermann Telegram

    Book Details:
  • Author : Barbara Wertheim Tuchman
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1965
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read book The Zimmermann Telegram written by Barbara Wertheim Tuchman and published by . This book was released on 1965 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book War on the Border

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  • Author : Jeff Guinn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2022-05-24
  • ISBN : 1982128879
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read book War on the Border written by Jeff Guinn and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-05-24 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "From bestselling author Jeff Guinn, the dramatic story of how U.S.-Mexico border tensions erupted into open warfare in 1916, as a U.S. military expedition crossed the border to try to capture Mexican guerrilla Pancho Villa -- a military incursion whose effects still haunt the border region to this day"--

Book Delegated Diplomacy

Download or read book Delegated Diplomacy written by David Lindsey and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2023-03-14 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why do states still need diplomats? Despite instantaneous electronic communication and rapid global travel, the importance of ambassadors and embassies has in many ways grown since the middle of the nineteenth century. However, in theories of international relations, diplomats are often neglected in favor of states or leaders, or they are dismissed as old-fashioned. David Lindsey develops a new theory of diplomacy that illuminates why states find ambassadors indispensable to effective intergovernmental interaction. He argues that the primary diplomatic challenge countries face is not simply communication—it is credibility. Diplomats can often communicate credibly with their host countries even when their superiors cannot because diplomats spend time building the trust that is vital to cooperation. Using a combination of history, game theory, and statistical analysis, Lindsey explores the logic of delegating authority to diplomats. He argues that countries tend to appoint diplomats who are sympathetic to their host countries and share common interests with them. Ideal diplomats hold political preferences that fall in between those of their home country and their host country, and they are capable of balancing both sets of interests without embracing either point of view fully. Delegated Diplomacy is based on a comprehensive dataset of more than 1,300 diplomatic biographies drawn from declassified intelligence records, as well as detailed case studies of the U.S. ambassadors to the United Kingdom and Germany before and during World War I. It provides a rich and insightful account of the theory and practice of diplomacy in international relations.

Book Creative Ways to Teach the Mysteries of History

Download or read book Creative Ways to Teach the Mysteries of History written by Ronald Hans Pahl and published by R&L Education. This book was released on 2005-10-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume makes teaching and learning history a powerful and enjoyable experience for students in the classroom through the study of historical mysteries, a wide variety of active ideas, and how-to-do-it brainstorms.

Book Before Bletchley Park

Download or read book Before Bletchley Park written by Paul Gannon and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2020-10-23 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE story of Bletchley Park’s codebreaking operations in the Second World War is now well known, but its counterparts in the First World War – Room 40 & MI1(b) – remain in the shadows, despite their involvement in and influence on most of the major events of that war. From the First Battle of the Marne, the shelling of Scarborough, the battles of Jutland and the Somme in 1916, to the battles on the Western Front in 1918, the German naval mutiny and the Zimmermann Telegram, this cast of characters – several of them as eccentric as anyone from Bletchley Park in the Second World War – secretly guided the outcome of the ‘Great War’ from the confines of a few smoke-filled rooms. Using hundreds of intercepted and decrypted German military, naval and diplomatic messages, bestselling author Paul Gannon reveals the fascinating story of British codebreaking operations. By drawing on many newly discovered archival documents that challenge misleading stories about Room 40 & MI1(b), he reveals a sophisticated machine in operation.

Book Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy

Download or read book Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy written by Glenn P. Hastedt and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 577 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents an A-to-Z reference guide that examines United States foreign policy.

Book Under the Wire

    Book Details:
  • Author : David Paull NICKLES
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 0674041550
  • Pages : 271 pages

Download or read book Under the Wire written by David Paull NICKLES and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did the telegraph, a new and revolutionary form of communication, affect diplomats, who tended to resist change? In a study based on impressive multinational research, David Paull Nickles examines the critical impact of the telegraph on the diplomacy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Case studies in crisis diplomacy--the War of 1812, the Trent affair during the U.S. Civil War, and the famous 1917 Zimmermann telegram--introduce wide-ranging thematic discussions on the autonomy of diplomats; the effects of increased speed on decision making and public opinion; the neglected role of clerks in diplomacy; and the issues of expense, garbled text, espionage, and technophobia that initially made foreign ministries wary of telegraphy. Ultimately, the introduction of the telegraph contributed to the centralization of foreign ministries and the rising importance of signals intelligence. The faster pace of diplomatic disputes invited more emotional decisions by statesmen, while public opinion often exercised a belligerent influence on crises developing over a shorter time period. Under the Wire offers a fascinating new perspective on the culture of diplomacy and the social history of technology. Table of Contents: Introduction I. Control 1. The Anglo-American Crisis of 1812 2. Diplomatic Autonomy and Telecommunications II. Speed 3. The Trent Affair 4. Speed and Diplomacy 5. Diplomatic Time III. The Medium 6. The Zimmermann Telegram 7. Technical and Economic Factors Conclusion Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index Reviews of this book: David Paull Nickles has plumbed the archives of four countries to determine just how transformative [the invention of the telegraph] really was. Under the Wire is a subtle and impressive examination of history. --Christian D. Brose, Wall Street Journal In this study of the impact of telegraphy on the management of international relations, the reader is rewarded time and again by finding original observations regarding familiar events. This is a book that can have a shaping effect not only on the field of international relations but on many others, since it compels one to think hard about how changes in technology affect behavior and thought among groups with deeply rooted traditions and beliefs. --Ernest R. May, Harvard University

Book World War I  The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection  5 volumes

Download or read book World War I The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection 5 volumes written by Spencer C. Tucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-10-28 with total page 2307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering exhaustive coverage, detailed analyses, and the latest historical interpretations of events, this expansive, five-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and detailed reference source on the First World War available today. • Provides comprehensive coverage of the causes of the war that allows readers to fully understand the complex origins of such a monumental conflict • Supplies detailed analyses and explanations of the events before, during, and after World War I, such as how the results of the war set the stage for the global Great Depression of the 1930s, as well as detailed biographical data on key military and civilian individuals during World War I • Includes a chronologically organized document volume that enables students to examine the sources of historical information firsthand • Covers all key battles, land and sea, and their impacts, as well as the critical technological developments that affected the war's outcomes