In the garden of beasts : Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin. / Erik Larson.
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- ISBN: 9780307887955 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
|Summary, etc.:|| Erik Larson, bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers 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 Nazi 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...
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 8 - Text Difficulty 9
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
9.7 ATOS Level
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