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In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin / Erik Larson.

By: Larson, Erik.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Crown, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 448 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780307408846 (hardcover); 0307408841 (hardcover); 9781617934261 (pbk.); 1617934267 (pbk.); 9780307408853; 030740885X.Subject(s): Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940 | Diplomats -- United States -- Biography | Historians -- United States -- Biography | Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 | National socialismDDC classification: 943.086
Contents:
Das Vorspiel -- The man behind the curtain -- Into the wood -- House hunting in the Third Reich -- Lucifer in the garden -- How the skeleton aches -- Disquiet -- Berlin at dusk -- When everything changed -- The queer bird in exile -- "Table talk."
Review: The bestselling author of "Devil in the White City" turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-434) and index.

Das Vorspiel -- The man behind the curtain -- Into the wood -- House hunting in the Third Reich -- Lucifer in the garden -- How the skeleton aches -- Disquiet -- Berlin at dusk -- When everything changed -- The queer bird in exile -- "Table talk."

The bestselling author of "Devil in the White City" turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.

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Simultaneous release with the Crown hc (125,000-copy first printing), which was an Editors' Spring Pick, LJ 2/15/11; Stephen Hoye reads. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Erik Larson was born in Brooklyn on January 3, 1954. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and went to graduate school at Columbia University. Larson worked for the Wall Street Journal and then began writing non-fiction books. He is the bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award-winning, The Devil in the White City, which has been optioned for a feature film by Leonardo DiCaprio. He also wrote In the Garden of the Beasts, Issac's Storm, Thunderstruck and The Naked Consumer. <p> Larson has taught non-fiction writing at San Francisco State University, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and the University of Oregon. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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