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The Resource In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an american family in hitler's berlin, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)

In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an american family in hitler's berlin, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)

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In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an american family in hitler's berlin
Title
In the garden of beasts
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love, terror, and an american family in hitler's berlin
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Erik Larson
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eng
Summary
Erik Larson, 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, 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 GOring 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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1954-
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Larson, Erik
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943.086
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no index present
LC call number
E748.D6
LC item number
L377 2013
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  • HISTORY / Holocaust
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In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an american family in hitler's berlin, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780307887955
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(electronic bk.)
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EB00154504
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Label
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an american family in hitler's berlin, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780307887955
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00154504
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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