Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2010
CS ISBN 9781441706218 $59.95 Five cassettes
CD ISBN 9781441706225 $76.00 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781441706256 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Historian Barbara Tuchman tells of a secret telegram sent from the German foreign minister to the Mexican government in 1917. The message, which announced the beginning of unrestricted submarine warfare against Allied shipping, attempted to turn the sympathies of Mexico toward Germany with the promise of territorial rewards. The British decoded the message and leaked the contents to the U.S., hoping to provoke President Wilson to join WWI on the English side. Reading at a pace complementary to the author's abundant flow of information, narrator Wanda McCaddon employs her award-winning talents to the fullest. She takes command of Tuchman's prodigious vocabulary, making it sound comfortable and fluent. Her addition of appropriate foreign accents adds to the diplomatic intrigue. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2010]
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