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

User Review  - Maggie - Goodreads

Interesting portrayal of the Southern academic historian and humble, maybe milktoast ambassador Dodd (under Roosevelt) and his promiscuous daughter Martha. Like some others, she went from Nazi ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

It was an interesting book. However, their first year in Germany seemed to take 2/3 of the book and then rushed through the rest of the war and to the end of their lives. I did like it, but was not quite as good as Devil in the White City. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jeff Johnson - Goodreads

I quite enjoyed this book, but I can't see how I would've understood it if I hadn't also already read Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. Erik Larson is a fabulous storyteller, but this is a complex ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Samantha Nemeth - Goodreads

I really enjoyed reading about the Dodd family and that the book became just as much about Martha as her father William. The author does a fantastic job of showing the slow tick towards a second war ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Faye - Goodreads

The story begins in the middle of 1933 when the US sends Ambassador Dodd to Germany to start his new job in diplomacy, his prior positions had been primarily academic. Despite the subtitle of an ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Gail Weisse - Goodreads

very readable for history. Relates the difficulties and adventures of the US Ambassador to Germany and his family as Hitler and the Nazi Party take power, pre war Read full review

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

User Review  - Megan McBeath Hay - Goodreads

I had read The Devil in the White City and loved it. After hearing praise about Larson's newest book about the Lusitania, I thought I'd go back and look at some of the books in between. This book is ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

I would have enjoyed it more if I had known more about who the characters in the book were and the positions they held at the time. It is still hard to believe the world did nothing during Hitlers rise to power Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

I've read shampoo bottles that were more interesting than this book. Still want to give it three stars because Larson does such a damn fine job researching his stuff, unfortunately he picked a loaf of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Paige - Goodreads

I like to read books about The Second World War, and the events leading up to it. I like to read as many different accounts and points of view as possible, stories of as many different events and ... Read full review


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