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The Zimmermann Telegram
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on December 9, 2001
first of all...i am a deep tuchman fan and am in the process of reading everything she has written.
i loved the whole drama behind the telegram and it is to the author's credit that so much insightful information could find its way into her story.
the main problem i had with this book is that sometimes, it went into too many details that were designed to strengthen the story but in the end side-tracked it. a small example is needed since i feel badly about criticising tuchman without explaining: when talking about how america reacted to the telegram, she goes through a few pages of quotes from different newspapers...she did not have to...i know that this is a result from trying to get the reader involved in what actually happened so many years ago, but all it wanted to make me do was skip the pages.
still, it is a strong book based on a spectacularly strong story and that seems just to strange to be true.
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