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  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241968260
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $30.00

The Zimmermann Telegram




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 savage stalemate and America still neutral, German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmerman gambled the future of the conflict on a single telegram.

But, deep in Whitehall's legendary Room 40, the message was intercepted and decoded. 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 classic narrative.

  • Published: 1 December 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241968260
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $30.00

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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

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

All the ingredients of an Eric Ambler spy thriller

Saturday Review

Dazzling

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