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

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

Label
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin
Title
In the garden of beasts
Title remainder
love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 surprisingly 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 unmasks Hitler's true character and ruthless ambition
  • 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.D6
LC item number
L37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
PerformerNote
Read by Stephen Hoye
Label
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin, Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • When everything changed
  • The queer bird in exile
  • "Table talk."
  • 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
Control code
ocn676726650
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 448 pages
Isbn
9780307408846
Lccn
2010045402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)676726650
Label
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin, Erik Larson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • When everything changed
  • The queer bird in exile
  • "Table talk."
  • 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
Control code
ocn676726650
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 448 pages
Isbn
9780307408846
Lccn
2010045402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)676726650

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