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IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A sometimes improbable but nevertheless true tale of diplomacy and intrigue by bestselling author Larson (Thunderstruck, 2006, etc.).William E. Dodd, the unlikely hero of the piece, was a historian at the University of Chicago in the early 1930s, tenured and unhappy, increasingly convinced that he was cut out for greater things than proctoring exams. Franklin Roosevelt, then in his second year in ... Read full review

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

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Kate Ayers

William E. Dodd, a professor of history at the University of Chicago, has become the United States ambassador to Germany. His timing couldn't have been much worse. World War I has ended, and Germans are in the process of rebuilding their country. At the same time, a powerhungry man named Adolf Hitler is poised to place himself at the head of the new Germany. This is the dawn of the Nazi ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

Erik Larson's books are amazing and this one is no exception. Read full review

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

User Review  - Beth - Goodreads

A first hand account of life in Berlin leading up to Hitler's attacks on Europe Read full review

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

User Review  - Chris Holton - Goodreads

Larsen tells a great story but this one peters out at the end. Read full review

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

User Review  - Bev Orris - Goodreads

this book was fascinating to read a part of the war I never knew existed Read full review

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

User Review  - Stana - Goodreads

If all history books were written like this one, more young people would enjoy history. Read full review

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

User Review  - Kerry - Goodreads

Fascinating story, but not as well-written as I would have liked. Read full review

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

User Review  - Teresa Delarosa - Goodreads

Really good story....but it definitely dragged on in parts. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jonathan Biddle - Goodreads

Fascinating book about Hitler's rise to power from the perspective of the American ambassador at that time. Read full review

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All reviews - 142
5 stars - 29
4 stars - 55
3 stars - 35
1 star - 4
Unrated - 11

All reviews - 142

All reviews - 142
Goodreads - 134
Kirkus - 1