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Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Dominique Dixon - Goodreads

So this book was more about Hitler and the Reich's politics than it was about the family. The family is the family of the ambassador of the US who was assigned to Berlin, and it's like talking about ... Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Andrea Leaver - Goodreads

This was a good book. The star rating represents more of my interest than the execution, but it was well done and thorough. Tough to witness the many failed opportunities and unfolding progress of Hitlers rise. Interesting and sad. Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Aubrey - Goodreads

George S. Messersmith, the embassy's consul general who worked closely with Dodd, wrote that "there were very few men who realized what was happening in Germany more thoroughly " than Dodd, who proved ineffective because he "was completely appalled by what was happening." Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Amy Secretan - Goodreads

My first though about this book is it is the most anticlimactic book I have ever read. I have never felt so conflicted about an author as I did after reading this book. After racing through Devil in ... Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Jane King - Goodreads

Like how Erik Larson makes non-fiction seem like you are reading a novel. This book was a bit hard to follow with all the names and places, but I did learn more about WWII through this read. Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Ray Smith - Goodreads

Not a bad book, particularly the first half's recounting of the first days of Nazi Germany. Larson's descriptions of the insanity that lurked just below the country's calm facade were quite effective ... Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Mary McIntyre - Goodreads

This was OK. Somewhat frustrating and difficult to understand why everyone had their heads in the sand. Martha Dodd was certainly a colorful woman. I think I would have rated it higher if I had a ... Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Carol Ann - Goodreads

Interesting life of William Dodd, Ambassador to Germany as Hitler was rising to power. Not a show-stopper, but a decent learning opportunity. Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Tiera - Goodreads

This book was a little slow, but I enjoyed it. Read full review

Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

User Review  - Michelle Merriman - Goodreads

For as much I've read on the political machinations that took place leading up to Hitler's ultimate ascension to Fuehrer, this book was the first thing I've truly seen dedicated to the American ... Read full review


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