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Book À In the Garden of Beasts Í Download í ❮PDF❯ ✮ In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin ❤ Author Join or create book clubs – Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non fiction and in his new book the Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non fiction and in his new book the bestselling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitlers rise to powerThe time is 1933 the place Berlin when William E Dodd becomes Americas first ambassador to Hitlers Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in historyA 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 Germany to a position of worl An interesting angle on the history of Hitler's early years in power in Berlin While her father is serving as Roosevelt's ambassador to Germany Martha Dodd cavorted with Nazis journalists and foreign diplomats including one from the USSR with whom she developed an intense on again off again relationship Both she and Ambassador Dodd were somewhat slow to recognize the full extent of the horrors being committed by the emerging Nazi regime Dodd an academic by nature who was far from Roosevelt's first choice for the job finally began sounding the alarm and recommending preemptive action to avoid another world war but was seen as a Casandra by the old boys club in the Department of State Ultimately of course his warnings were proven to be correct but by then the Nazi war machine was too powerful to stop short of all out war Larson has a knack for bringing history alive Readable and Entertaining

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Haracter and ruthless ambitionSuffused with the tense atmosphere of the period and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Gring 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 readable 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 Larson is a marvelous writersuperb at creating characters with a few short strokes New York Times Book Review I enjoyed Erick Larson's previous book 'The Devil in the White City' so thought I'd try this What a gripping story as the claustrophobic atmosphere of 1930's Berlin wraps ever tighter around the mild mannered US ambassador and his wayward promiscuous daughter But all this is true You sense the unremitting pressure on the Jews and there is the occasional 'accidental' beating of an American It's a real page turner What I like about this book is that the research doesn't become burdensome I tire of writers who having spent weeks doing research on a topic then proceed to bore you to death with their knowledge This is research worn lightly and spun into a haunting gripping piece of history Highly recommended

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In the Garden of Beasts Love Terror and an American Family in Hitler's BerlinD 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 of violence and murder reveals Hitlers true c Larson does an excellent job transporting the reader back to the early days of the Third Reich and the increasingly hostile and menacing climate which was developing for anyone not a member of the favored Aryan class and of course particularly the Jewish people who were subjected to ever indignities The book focuses on the idealistic new American ambassador and his family who initially are determined to think the best of Hitler and Germany in general certain that the Hitler and his various lieutenants are merely full of patriotic zeal and the desire to restore Germany as a healthy thriving country following the deprivations of WWI Much time is spent on seeing the evolving situation through the eyes of the Ambassador's daughter as her understanding develops as a conseuence of her various relationships and liaisons This is for me the book's primary flaw Too much of the story is developed around the perspective of a relatively uneducated and unsophisticated dilettante who is mostly interested in her next date and stubbornly persists in seeing the Nazis as well intentioned young men This makes the book a fun read in many ways but it glosses over the underlying issues and events that lead to the rise of Hitler and the horror of Nazi Germany It does however make it easier to understand how so many bought into the idea that this was just a man tapping into nationalist patriotic fervor and not someone who would be allowed to develop into one of the most monstrous public figures in the history of mankind I would recommend the book to anyone interested in Nazi Germany and the ominous and portentous early days of Hitler's rise There are modern parallels to be drawn as well