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Clearly this book’s success, and that of tuchman herself, is the author’s posture and interpretation of the impact of zimmermann’s telegram to mexico on the first world war – conveyed in novel-like fashioninterestingly enough, tuchman’s thesis and argument for the telegram’s vital importance is stated at the end of her book, as. Barbara w tuchman (1912-1989) achieved prominence as a historian with the zimmermann telegram and international fame with the guns of august--a huge bestseller and winner of the pulitzer prize. Barbara tuchman was born in new york city on january 30, 1912, the daughter of maurice and alma (morganthau) wertheim the wertheim family was wealthy and had a tradition of interest in public affairs.
- arthur zimmermann some time ago i read the zimmermann telegram , a book written by barbara w tuchman the book is based on an interesting episode in world history that occurred 97 years ago. Barbara wertheim tuchman was awarded two pulitzer prizes for non-fiction in her historical books on men of war and on the brink of war she was awarded her first prize for her fourth book, the guns of august , a study of world war i, released in 1962. The fallout from the decoded telegram was monumental, and tuchman’s narrative, which opens with the triumph of code cracking for british intelligence, then goes into some detail about the state. Barbara tuchman was born in new york city on january 30, 1912, the daughter of maurice and alma (morganthau) wertheim the wertheim family was wealthy and had a tradition of interest in public. Tuchman's thesis that the zimmermann telegram was the single most important reason that america declared war against germany was a believable one it clearly showed evidence for the german government's theory that a secret pact with mexico and japan would be her only chance of defeating the united states in a war.
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The zimmermann telegram the book does give a good full length view of the zimmermann telegram it provides many details of how & why it was started this book is told from an educated womans point of view the author, barbara w tuchman was an editor and writer for a local newspaper the subject. 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. The zimmermann telegram was a top-secret message to the president of mexico, inviting him to join germany and japan in an invasion of the united states how britain managed to inform the american government without revealing that the german codes had been broken makes for an incredible story of espionage and intrigue as only barbara w tuchman. Selected by the modern library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time the proud tower, the pulitzer prize winning the guns of august, and the zimmerman telegram comprise barbara w tuchman s classic histories of the first world war era in this landmark, pulitzer prize winning account.
Not as well known as other books by barbara tuchman, the zimmermann telegram covers an astounding piece of wwi history the british codebreakers deserve their recognition, but so do the ingenious methods of the british govt to find a way to release the info without compromising the secrecy of the codebreaking. 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. The zimmermann telegram (or zimmermann note or zimmerman cable) was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the german foreign office in january 1917 that proposed a military alliance between germany and mexico in the event that the united states entered world war i against germany.