In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

January 2015

Interesting insight in to Germany in 1933-4, a bit soap-opera-y what with Martha Dodd;s romantic flings, etc. It infuriated me all over again to be reminded of how so many people overlooked Germany’s decline into terror and tyranny, so many people maked excuses and didn’t want to rock the boat. The most “enjoyable” bit was at the end, when Dodd proves to be resolutely moral and absolutely correct in having drawn away from the Nazis and warned of the coming war in Europe - too bad nobody listened to him or cared enough.

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