In the Garden of Beasts
Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers 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 Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago,...
Jan 01, 2019Honorable mention to a few other books I really enjoyed this year: Winners Take All, by Anand Giridharadas; Automating Inequality, by Virginia Eubanks; Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero, by James Romm; In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larsen; AI Superpowers, by Kai-Fu Lee; Antarctica, by Kim Stanley Robinson, and its true-life counterpart, Mawson's Will, by Lennard Bickel. – source
Jun 17, 2018@egayle333 Ellyn, with respect Hitler was always clear about his intent. A great book to read from a US perspective is In the Garden of Beasts. Trump is much more analogous to Mussolini. – source
Mar 24, 2020"In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin" Great book. Learned a lot. Didn't exactly quiet the mind before bed. – source
Apr 05, 2015Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and In the Garden of Beasts by @exlarson Longitude & Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel – source
Jan 07, 2021@msuster That is truly one of my most favorite books & a book I’ve recommended for years to everyone in my life. The Germans description of feeling “anesthetized” during the whole horror. People who didn’t have any issues with Jewish people say just they inexplicably swept up by Hitler. – source