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

User Review  - Tiffany - Goodreads

Very engaging story of the American ambassador to Germany in the early years of Hitler's rule. Larson seemed to be most interested by the ambassador's daughter, and for good reason. In many parts this ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

Larson does a great job capturing the chaos and cruelty of Hitler's Germany before WWII. The Democratic powers so much wanted peace we justified Hitler's clear motives of war and Germany's return to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Laura Hoffman Brauman - Goodreads

Interesting look at the American ambassador in Germany in the years leading up to WWII. The perspective on what was happening in Germany between 1933 and 1939 is both fascinating and frightening ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Elaine Griffith - Goodreads

I found it informative from the standpoint of how disliked the Jews were by all, including Americans. It was astounding the amount of control and violence the German country was willing to tolerate ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Peggy - Goodreads

I was not expected this to be nonfiction. Interesting. Very unsettling to realize how insidious evil can become among us. Again, financial issues drive political decisions. In the author notes, he ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Joanne - Goodreads

What would have allowed Hitler to rise to power? While this does not actually answer that question, it does set the atmosphere in Berlin during Hitler's power grab though the eyes of the reluctant US ambassador to Germany. Not Larson's best, but still compelling. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jim Barber - Goodreads

This is a great read about the buildup of Nazi Germany, but I the American protagonists were among the most idiotic people every produced by this country. Read full review

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

User Review  - Xerodog - Goodreads

Dodd the ambassador sees so clearly and quickly what nearly everyone else does not in the character of the Nazis. He is so out of synch with the rest of the diplomatic community, though. His character ... Read full review

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


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