Cable of Fate: The Zimmermann Affair and The Great Southwestern War of 1917
5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on August 18, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition | Verified Purchase
Being a history buff, I love reading stories that are not only entertaining but have the actual historical figures which are used as characters. “Cable of Fate” is one of those novels: rich in history, fast-moving, meticulously researched and impossible to put down.
Another thing that I highly appreciated was the plot that was chosen as the center of this story – a conflict that broke down in the South of the United States that almost resulted in WW1 moving to a Western Hemisphere. Even though it’s the kind of a plot that falls under the alternative history category, it’s such an interesting concept that it kept me on the edge of my seat while I tried to imagine what could have happened if such events indeed took place.
The real historical figures, starting with the German Kaiser Wilhelm II, a Mexican president Carranza, a rebel General Pancho Villa, the American President Woodrow Wilson and last but not least Teddy Roosevelt, make this historical novel a true gem due to the masterful characterization and vivid descriptions of the unraveling events.
Highly recommended to all lovers of historical fiction genre.