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In the Garden of Beasts Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

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ISBN-10: 030740885X

ISBN-13: 9780307408853

Edition: 2011

Authors: Erik Larson

List price: $18.00
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“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 ofDevil in the White Cityturns 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…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 4.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

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 author of the bestselling book, 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. Larson lives in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.

Das Vorspiel
The Man Behind the Curtain
Into the Wood
House Hunting in the Third Reich
Lucifer in the Garden
How the Skeleton Aches
Berlin at Dusk
When Everything Changed
Epilogue The Queer Bird in Exile
Coda "Table Talk"
Sources and Acknowledgments
Photo Credits