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Erik Larson 
In the Garden of Beasts 
Love and terror in Hitler’s Berlin

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‘A compelling tale… a narrative that makes such a brave effort to see history as it evolves and not as it becomes.’ SPECTATOR

Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the times, and with brilliant portraits of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering and Himmler amongst others, Erik Larson’s new book sheds unique light on events as they unfold, resulting in an unforgettable, addictively readable work of narrative history.

Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else’s surprise, become America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history.

Dodd and his family, notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes – some subtle, some disturbing, and some horrifically violent – that signal Hitler’s consolidation of power.

Dodd has little choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party, his increasingly concerned cables make little impact on an indifferent U.S. State Department, while Martha is drawn to the Nazis and their vision of a ‘New Germany’ and has a succession of affairs with senior party players, including first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels.

But as the year darkens, Dodd and his daughter find their lives transformed and any last illusion they might have about Hitler are shattered by the violence of the ‘Night of the Long Knives’ in the summer of 1934 that established him as supreme dictator . . .

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About the author

Erik Larson is a prize-winning journalist and narrative historian. His books include Isaac’s Storm, Thunderstruck and the number one bestseller, The Devil in the White City, which won an Edgar Award and was shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Non-Fiction Award. He lives in Seattle.
Language English ● Format EPUB ● ISBN 9781446464502 ● File size 2.2 MB ● Publisher Transworld ● Published 2011 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 2735649 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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