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Treacherous Passage: Germany's Secret Plot against the United States in Mexico during World War I (Hardback)
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Treacherous Passage: Germany's Secret Plot against the United States in Mexico during World War I (Hardback)

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Hardback 280 Pages / Published: 30/01/2017
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While the Great War raged across the trench-lined battlefields of Europe, a hidden conflict took place in the distant hinterlands of the turbulent Mexican Republic. German officials and secret-service operatives plotted to bring war to the United States through an array of schemes and strategies, from training a German-Mexican army for a cross-border invasion to dispatching saboteurs to disrupt American industry and planning for submarine bases on the western coast of Mexico.

Bill Mills tells the true story of the most audacious of these operations: the German plot to launch clandestine sea raiders from the Mexican port of Mazatln to disrupt Allied merchant shipping in the Pacific. The scheme led to a desperate struggle between German and American secret agents in Mexico. German consul Fritz Unger, the director of a powerful trading house, plotted to obtain a salvaged Mexican gunboat to supply U-boats operating off Mexico and to seize a hapless tramp schooner to help hunt Allied merchantmen.

Unger's efforts were opposed by a colorful array of individuals, including a trusted member of the German secret service in Mexico who was also the top American spy, the U.S. State Department's senior officer in Mazatlan, the hard-charging commander of a navy gunboat, and a draft-dodging American informant in the enemy camp. Full of drama and intrigue.

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
ISBN: 9781612348544
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 535 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Barbara Tuchman meets John Le Carre in "Treacherous Passage, " a gripping story of espionage and intrigue that reminds us that World War I truly was a global war fought on many fronts. Christopher Capozzola, author of "Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen"
--Christopher Capozzola (02/24/2016)"
The Zimmermann Telegram is infamous. But the story of Germany s World War I plot to launch sea raiders against U.S. commercial shipping from Mazatlan remains an episode almost as obscure today as it was in 1918. This book is a revelation. Alan Axelrod, author of Miracle atBelleau Wood and The Battle of Verdun--Alan Axelrod (02/24/2016)"
Barbara Tuchman meets John Le Carre in Treacherous Passage, a gripping story of espionage and intrigue that reminds us that World War I truly was a global war fought on many fronts. Christopher Capozzola, author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

--Christopher Capozzola (02/24/2016)"
"Barbara Tuchman meets John Le Carre in Treacherous Passage, a gripping story of espionage and intrigue that reminds us that World War I truly was a global war fought on many fronts."--Christopher Capozzola, author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

--Christopher Capozzola (02/24/2016)
"A lively read . . . not only a good cloak and dagger tale, but [Treacherous Passage] also throws further light on the still-not fully documented German efforts to carry on covert operations against the United States during the Great War."--A. A./I>--A. A. Nofi "Strategy Page "
"An excellent book casting light on one segment of the troubled relationship the United States has often had with Mexico."--Charles H. Bogart, Journal of America's Military Past--Charles H. Bogart "Journal of America's Military Past "
"Barbara Tuchman meets John Le Carre in Treacherous Passage, a gripping story of espionage and intrigue that reminds us that World War I truly was a global war fought on many fronts."--Christopher Capozzola, author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen

--Christopher Capozzola (02/24/2016)
"The Zimmermann Telegram is infamous. But the story of Germany's World War I plot to launch sea raiders against U.S. commercial shipping from Mazatlan remains an episode almost as obscure today as it was in 1918. This book is a revelation."--Alan Axelrod, author of Miracle at Belleau Wood and The Battle of Verdun --Alan Axelrod (02/24/2016)

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