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Author Larson, Erik.

Title In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin / Erik Larson.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Crown, [2011]
©2011
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 95th Street Adult Biography  943.086 DOD    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 448 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Note Map on lining papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 424-434) and index.
Subject Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940.
Diplomats -- Biography.
Historians -- Biography.
National socialism -- Germany.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
ISBN 9780307408846
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SRP 2013 X
August 15 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: Another book I'd like to give a 3 1/2 stars rating. It was very different from his other books. I got a bit bogged down and came back to it later. I'm glad I finished it, but it wasn't quite as compelling as his other writing. Still, it was an interesting subject and he did a good job on it. This covers the time period of the Dodd family going to Berlin as U.S. Ambassador and the rising of the Nazi regime and Hitler. It was interesting seeing that period through their eyes.
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August 14 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: Very interesting as all of Larson's books are. Gives great insight on what possibly could have been done to stop Hitler's continual ascent and the eventual World War. Not as good as Isaac's Storm nor Devil and the White City, but the intricate detail that Larson put in his works is impressive.
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August 13 2013
SRP 2013 REVIEW: An interesting look at Berlin at the beginning of Hitler's reign through the eyes of the unlikely US ambassador and his family.
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August 28 2012
SRP 2012 REVIEW: Story of the US ambassador in Berlin Germany just prior to World War 2.
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August 27 2012
SRP 2012 REVIEW: This is my first expereince with narrative history. Larson gathers primary sources to piece together what it was like for William Dodd and his family when he was the American Embassador to Germany right before Hitler took over. It had a suspenseful tone but was reflective. The book should have had a chronlology for those of us not up on our world history, but my ignorance is not Larson's fault! I would recommend it for its writing style and attention to the minute details of another view on the tragedies of Hitler.
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August 20 2012
SRP 2012 REVIEW: I loved this book. Great insight about what it was like in Berlin when Hitler took control. True story from the point of view of American ambassador to Berlin in 1930's.
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October 18 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: Somewhat like reading a history text book.
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October 17 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: Wow....I thoroughly enjoyed Larson's latest journalistic look at the rise of Hitler in 1930's Berlin.
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October 14 2011
SRP 2011 REVIEW: Fantastic account of Germany as it deals with the rise of Hitler told from the perspective of our ambassador and other Americans.
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