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In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin

Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Biografía
Named Person: William E Dodd; William E Dodd; William Edward Dodd
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Larson
ISBN: 9780307408846 0307408841 9781617934261 1617934267 9780307408853 030740885X 0307887952 9780307887955 0307914585 9780307914583
OCLC Number: 676726650
Notes: Maps on lining papers.

UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Map on end papers.
Das Vorspiel -- The man behind the curtain -- Into the wood -- House hunting in the Third Reich -- Lucifer in the garden -- How the skeleton arches -- Disquiet -- Berlin at dusk -- When everything changed -- The queer bird in exile -- "Table talk".
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.
1st ed.
PromptCat-YBP
Performer(s): Read by Stephen Hoye.
Description: xiv, 448 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Das Vorspiel --
The man behind the curtain --
Into the wood --
House hunting in the Third Reich --
Lucifer in the garden --
How the skeleton aches --
Disquiet --
Berlin at dusk --
When everything changed --
The queer bird in exile --
"Table talk."
Responsibility: Erik Larson.
Local System Bib Number:
.b29075427

Abstract:

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 surprisingly 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 unmasks Hitler's true character and ruthless ambition.

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.

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