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In the Garden of Beasts [compact Disc]

By Erik Larson

“Larson is a marvelous writer...superb at creating characters with a few short strokes.”—New York Times Book Review
  
Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, 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.
 
A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.
 
Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at Ballentine
  • CD B Dodd [11 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction
1 available at Wheatley (Shandon)
  • CD B Dodd [11 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction

ISBN

9780307914576


Format: Audio Books
Author: Larson, Erik
Summary: In 1933, President Roosevelt personally selected William E. Dodd to be the United States ambassador to Nazi Germany. Dodd took his family with him, including his daughter Martha. Initially enamored with the Nazi party and its passion, Martha supported the Third Reich. However, when Hitler's violent policies became apparent, Martha changed her opinion and watched in horror. Here, author Erik Larson offers a chilling first-person account of Germany's transformation under Hitler's rule.
Title: In the garden of beasts [compact disc] / by Erik Larson.
Publisher Date: [New York] : Random House Audio, p2011.
Subject: Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940. Diplomats -- United States -- Biography Historians -- United States -- Biography National socialism -- Germany True Crime. History Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Isbn: 9780307914576
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: B Dodd
Oclc: 707096200
Upc: 9780307914576
Bib Id: 365060

Format: Audio Books
Author: Larson, Erik
Summary: In 1933, President Roosevelt personally selected William E. Dodd to be the United States ambassador to Nazi Germany. Dodd took his family with him, including his daughter Martha. Initially enamored with the Nazi party and its passion, Martha supported the Third Reich. However, when Hitler's violent policies became apparent, Martha changed her opinion and watched in horror. Here, author Erik Larson offers a chilling first-person account of Germany's transformation under Hitler's rule.
Title: In the garden of beasts [compact disc] / by Erik Larson.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [New York] : Random House Audio, p2011.
Description: 11 sound discs (13 hrs) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940.
Subjects: Diplomats -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Historians -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: National socialism -- Germany
Subjects: True Crime.
Subjects: History
Subjects: Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Hoye, Stephen
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 13:00:00.
Notes: Director, Jessica Kaye.
Notes: Read by Stephen Hoye.
ISBN: 9780307914576
Publisher Number: RHCD 3213
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Medium: [compact disc]
Call Number: B Dodd