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Sabotage at Black Tom : imperial Germany's secret war in America, 1914-1917

Author: Jules Witcover
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At eight minutes past two o'clock on the morning of Sunday, July 30, 1916, a thundering explosion at the Black Tom munitions depot sent sleeping residents of New York City and surrounding areas tumbling from their beds. In one terrifying, ear-splitting moment, the Great War then raging overseas had come to America. In Sabotage at Black Tom, Jules Witcover draws on his skills as an investigative reporter to tell  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Witcover, Jules.
Sabotage at Black Tom.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1989
(OCoLC)582054434
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Witcover
ISBN: 0912697989 9780912697987
OCLC Number: 18379558
Notes: Workman ... New York, NY.
Description: xi, 339 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Great War comes to America, 1916. A pleasant Saturday in New York --
Fire on Black Tom! --
Attack on neutral America, 1914-1917. Madness in Europe --
Commitment to neutrality --
Von Bernstorff's mission --
Blockades, submarines, subversions --
Enter "The Dark Invader" --
The Lusitania and other dark deeds --
The recall of von Papen and Boy-Ed --
More talk, more trouble --
The night of Black Tom --
"He kept us out of war" --
New recruits and the Kingsland fire --
Von Bernstorff plays for time --
America at war, 1917-1918. The Zimmermann telegram and war --
The Herrmann message --
Unquiet on the Mexican front --
Germany on trial, 1919-1939. Building the case --
Justice cheated --
Justice served --
Appendix 1 : The cast of principal characters --
Appendix 2 : Chronology of major events --
Appendix 3 : Note on sources.
Responsibility: Jules Witcover.
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At eight minutes past two o'clock on the morning of Sunday, July 30, 1916, a thundering explosion at the Black Tom munitions depot sent sleeping residents of New York City and surrounding areas tumbling from their beds. In one terrifying, ear-splitting moment, the Great War then raging overseas had come to America. In Sabotage at Black Tom, Jules Witcover draws on his skills as an investigative reporter to tell about one of the most fascinating and little-known episodes of World War I: how the Kaiser's agents -- with the help of interned German sailors, Irish recruits bitter toward the British, and German-American sympathizers -- schemed to stop the flow of American armaments to the Allies. - Jacket flap.

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