IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS
This bestselling nonfiction account of the life of the American ambassador to 1933 Germany offers insight into America’s ambivalent attitude in the years leading up to the war. As Ambassador William E. Dodd and his party-girl daughter, Martha, navigate the social and political scene of 1930s Berlin, alarming new laws surface and attacks on Jews become increasingly common, but the State Department back home remains apathetic. Chronicling their experiences with telegraphs, letters, and telephone conversations, Larson presents a candid narrative of the ambassador’s life during this tumultuous period.
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