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In the garden of beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin
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Published:
New York : Crown, [2011].
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xiv, 448 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 9.7 - AR Pts: 22
Status:
Boulder Junction Adult Nonfiction
943.086 LAR
Description
'Larson is a marvelous writer...superb at creating characters with a few short strokes.''New York Times Book Review
  
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 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 Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored 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 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 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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307408846 :, 9780307408853
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 9.7, 22 Points

Notes

General Note
Maps on lining papers.
General Note
Nonfiction.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-434) and index.
Description
The bestselling 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.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,9.7,22,152519.
Local note
Book Club choice.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Larson, E. (2011). In the garden of beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Larson, Erik. 2011. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin. New York: Crown.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Larson, Erik, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin. New York: Crown, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Larson, Erik. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin. New York: Crown, 2011. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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