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Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non fiction and in his new book the best selling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power The time is 1933 the place Berlin when William E Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history A mild mannered professor from Chicago Dodd brings along his wife son and flamboyant daughter Martha At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Ger. I didn t think you could make the rise of Hitler boring butthis was Ever so much 300 pages of But unknown to Dodd all the rich dudes in the US hated him and were saying things like blah blah blah and Martha was having yet another affair and Everyone in Berlin seemed happy but THE ATMOSPHERE WAS TENSE that all led up to a rather anticlimactic Night of the Long Knives I really just didn t care for anyone in the Dodd family Dodd himself seemed stuffy and did not over the course of the book seem to have the brilliant insight into the implications of the Nazi regime with which the epilogue credits him Martha was pretty insufferable and ultimately I had no idea why so much time was spen

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In the Garden of Beasts Love Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

Of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming yet wholly sinister Goebbels In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity The result is a dazzling addictively listenable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin and Europe were awash in blood and terror©2011 Stephen Hoye P2011 Random House Aud. Want to know what it would be like to try to talk Satan out of being such a dick Consider reading In the Garden of BeastsErudite but ineffectual historian Dr William E Dodd was chosen to be Ambassador to Germany in the decade leading up to WWII because President Roosevelt couldn t find anyone else willing to take on the job In 1933 Dodd was tasked with handling relations with a rabid and deranged political phoenix named Adolf Hitler Perhaps you ve heard of himDodd has brought along his family This was going to be a nice little holiday wherein he could finish a book he d been working on and his family could enjoy the Germany he remembered from his school days But that was a long

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Many to a position of world prominence Enad of the “New Germany” she has one affair after another including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo Rudolf Diels But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts confirmed by chilling first person testimony her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked the press is censored and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen the Dodds experience days full of excitement intrigue romance and ultimately horror when a climactic spasm. Be prepared to stay up reading into the wee hours once you get your hands on this book It held my interest better than any novel and it filled in all the gaps in my understanding of how Hitler was able to gain so much power so uickly with so little opposition Erik Larson used the detailed diaries of William E Dodd and his daughter Martha to reconstruct a year in the life for Americans in Berlin from 1933 to 1934William Dodd had no idea what he was saying yes to when President Roosevelt offered him the position of ambassador to Germany in 1933 Dodd had fond memories of the Germany of 40 years before when he d attended college in Leipzig Upon arrival in Berlin he and his family disc


10 thoughts on “In the Garden of Beasts Love Terror and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

  1. says:

    Picture Principal Skinner from The Simpsons and Paris Hilton going to Nazi Germany and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what this book is likeI was split on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City because I

  2. says:

    I didn't think you could make the rise of Hitler boring butthis was Ever so much 300 pages of But unknown to Dodd all the rich dudes in the U

  3. says:

    In 1933 William Dodd a Chicago academic is appointed the first American ambassador to Hitler’s Germany He enters this cauldron accompanied by his family most particularly by his very modern daughter Martha Larson shows us the uickly changing Germany of 1933 through their eyesErik Larson image from University of Washington photo by Mary CairnsWhile this is hardly a man on the strasse point of view a look at t

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    Be prepared to stay up reading into the wee hours once you get your hands on this book It held my interest better

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    Ambassador Dodd perhaps one of the most unusual ambassadors to a major country we have ever had was initially reluctant to

  6. says:

    On November 9 10 1938 Nazi Germany using SA storm troopers and sympathetic civilians carried out the Kristallnacht or Night of Broken Glass a series of systematic attacks targeting Jewish homes and businesses Almost 100 people were killed and thousands were wounded and or arrested and sent to concentration camps United States President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a harsh condemnation stating that “he could

  7. says:

    A uite interesting non fiction which presents Ambassador William E Dodd's difficult diplomatic mission during the birth of the Nazi regime in 1933 Mr Dodd and his family witnessed some of the most horrific events and which the ambassador reported even though his memoranda were not taken as a warning The book offers precisely what the title

  8. says:

    Want to know what it would be like to try to talk Satan out of being such a dick? Consider reading In the Garden of BeastsErudite but ineffectual historian Dr William E Dodd was chosen to be Ambassador to Germany in the decade leading up to WWII because President Roosevelt couldn't find anyone else willing to take on the job In 1933

  9. says:

    This book is over hyped That is probably because Erik Larson is a very good writer and has a good reputation But his subjects the Dodd family are not worthy of his skills so this review says about them that the author This book has some inter

  10. says:

    This story covers the Dodd family and their lives amongst the beast machine of Hitler's Nazi Germany Rosevelt asked Dodd to become the American ambassador to Hitler's Germany At that time Germany was in debt to America and