[KINDLE] In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Author Erik Larson

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Read & Download In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin No ha contratto con gli Stati Uniti e che Hitler si mostra sempre meno propenso a voler saldareEd è così che al loro arrivo William e Martha Dodd si ritrovano ad attraversare una città addobbata di immensi stendardi rossi bianchi e neri; a sedere negli stessi caffè all’aperto freuentati dalle SS in uniforme nera; a passare davanti a case con balconi traboccanti di gerani rossi; a fare acuisti nei giganteschi empori della città a organizzare tè aspirare le fragranze primaverili del Tiergarten il parco principale di Berlino; ad avere rapporti sociali con Goebbels e Göring in compagnia dei uali cenare danzare e divertirsi allegramente; finché alla fine del 1934 accade un evento che smaschera la vera natura di Hitler e del potere a Berlino la grande e nobile città che agli occhi di padre e figlia si svela per la prima volta come un immenso Tiergarten un giardino delle besti. This book is over hyped That is probably because Erik Larson is a very good writer and has a good reputation But his subjects the Dodd family are not worthy of his skills so this review says about them that the author This book has some interesting parts like a bit of an inside view of events and people both German and American officials and citizens We see through their eyes how Hitler was able to take and power over Germany Also there are several appearances of the Jewish Bella Fromm a popular society journalist of the day She brought intelligence and wit into this book whenever she appeared on the page We also meet Hans Fallada one of the few German writers who did not flee Germany before or during WWII Meeting Hans Fallada and Bella Fromm were the highlights of the book for meThe other half of the book we are left with Martha Dodd s sexual exploits with Nazis Russians whomever comes along to give her a thrill These parts are not only boring but are out of step with the serious concerns of the rest of the book Every time the story moves from Ambassador Dodd s work and events in Germany to Martha s sex life Larson switched genres from History to Romance and I can t say that he writes the latter particularly well Then there is the fact that the Dodd s are anti semitic Martha writes in a letter to Thornton Wilder We my family sort of don t like Jews anyway Her father the American diplomat to Germany says we have had difficulty now and then in the US with Jews who had gotten too much of a hold on certain departments of intellectual and business life Their words speak for themselvesThere are so many other books about Hitler s rise to power which are so much better than this one but if you want to read this book anyway just keep your expectations low

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Read & Download In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin Uesto libro narra della storia vera di William E Dodd e di sua figlia Martha un padre e una giovane donna americani che si ritrovano improvvisamente trapiantati dalla loro accogliente casa di Chicago nel cuore della Berlino nazista del 1934Sessantauattro anni snello gli occhi grigio azzurri e i capelli castano chiaro nel 1933 William E Dodd è un rispettabile professore di storia all’università di Chicago con una certa notorietà per i suoi scritti sul Sud degli Stati Uniti e la sua biografia di Woodrow WilsonFervente democratico jeffersoniano a suo agio soltanto negli ambienti frugali della sua piccola fattoria di campagna Dodd ha una moglie Mattie e due figli William Jr – Bill – e Martha la prediletta Ventiuattro anni i capelli biondi gli occhi azzurri e un sorriso radioso Martha ha un’immaginazione venata di romanticismo e un atteggiamento così civettuolo da avere gi?. In 1933 William Dodd a Chicago academic is appointed the first American ambassador to Hitler s Germany He enters this cauldron accompanied by his family most particularly by his very modern daughter Martha Larson shows us the uickly changing Germany of 1933 through their eyesErik Larson image from University of Washington photo by Mary CairnsWhile this is hardly a man on the strasse point of view a look at the goings on through the experiences of a diplomat and his daughter does get a bit closer to the ground than a removed historical overview Larson chose to deliver a one year slice of the darkening life of Nazi Germany There is plenty in that one year to fill many books I was of two minds about this book On the one hand I read it rather uickly which usually indicates a high level of interest On the other hand it did not seem all that interesting to me Certainly there are not a lot of new revelations remaining re the Third Reich The ambassador seemed like a mostly decent guy who tried his best under what might at best be called trying circumstances His experience highlighted the cliuish anti Semitic uality of the rich boy American foreign service The Pretty Good Club Not news The upper echelons of the Nazi Party included an assortment of mental misfits from the lunatic in chief to Goering with an ego even larger than his lavishly costumed body to in fighting middle school sociopaths with armies and zero sense of morality Again not news News was some of the nuance involved in why Roosevelt was disinclined to openly criticize the Nazis for their treatment of the Jews News was the connections the ambassador s daughter made with uestionable charactersAmbassador Dodd s daughter Martha appears to have had a very lively social life Her interactions with some of the notables allow us a look at people who were unfamiliar Indeed it is the secondary characters that hold the most interest here One such who emerges from the gunsmoke is Rudolf Diels the first head of the Gestapo His scar ridden face might lead one to see him as a total black hat Turns out there was to him than that Martha also has an affair with a Soviet KGB agent named of course Boris How much of their affection was true and how much was manipulation Franz von Papen was Hindenberg s man vice chancellor under Hitler He delivered or was forced to give a famous public call for Hitler to scale back some of his atrocities in the Marburg Speech No I had never heard of it either But it was significant for the time and gets some well merited attention here Larson offers a bit of a look at the political machinations of the US consul general George Messersmith as well One of the most telling scenes in the book is one in which the ambassador is told that his primary task was to see that Germany paid the banks uber alles The relevance to the 21st Century is unmistakable Larson s depiction of The Night of Long Knives was riveting particularly the mysteriousness of it all Who was killed How many Why Contrary to the post Nazi claim that most of the population was against Hitler the portrait Larson paints indicates widespread popular support for the Nazi leader It is chilling to see the frustrations of a population which had suffered economic deprivations for so long finding a savior in a madman There is clearly a willingness in the USA for many people to throw their support to the loudest and meanest regardless of what is revealed almost daily about the dishonesty of such leaders It is not surprising that there were so many in Germany who felt that their national honor could best be revived through this bombastic bully Pay attention to what the crazies say they want to do Whether it is Paul Ryan promising to dismantle Medicare or Ron Paul objecting to the Civil Rights Act Mein Kampf is pretty specific What did they think they were getting In the article cited at the end of this page Larson says The immediate trigger for this book was reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich but I read that also at a time when I was feeling uneasy about how things were going in this country It troubled me that we had these reports of torture of detainees we had people jailed at Guantanamo Bay who couldn t even talk to their lawyers and couldn t see the evidence against them sort of fundamental bedrock civil liberties things Look I don t care what your party is I went to public school on Long Island and it seemed every year we were being taught that you had a right to a fair trial and a right to confront your accuser So it s this kind of vague feeling I had in the background which was What was that like to experience a real extreme version of that So it made me wonder what allows a culture to slip its moorings But even though there were interesting elements within the book even though I read through it all relatively uickly I still did not feel by the time I had finished that it was all that much One of the problems with being a damn good writer is that expectations are elevated It is tough indeed to come up to The Devil in the White City an astonishingly good book In the Garden of Beasts does not approach that work While it might be interesting to see how the flowers grow in this dark garden there is just not enough meat here to satisfy the fly traps EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s personal Twitter and FB pagesOther Erik Larson books I have read 2000 Isaac s Storm not reviewed 2003 The Devil in the White City 2006 Thunderstruck 2015 Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaLarson is interviewed in this outstanding NPR piece William Dodd The US Ambassador In Hitler s Berlin May 2 2011

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Read & Download In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free read In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin ? acceso la passione in molti uominiLa vita di uesta famiglia americana a detta di tutti felice e unita muta radicalmente nel giugno del 1933 Mentre siede alla sua scrivania all’università Dodd riceve una telefonata da Franklin Delano Roosevelt il presidente degli Stati Uniti che gli annuncia la sua intenzione di nominarlo a capo della rappresentanza diplomatica americana a BerlinoDodd è tutto fuorché il candidato modello per un simile incarico Non è ricco non è politicamente influente e non appartiene nemmeno alla cerchia degli amici di Roosevelt Certo ha conseguito un dottorato a Lipsia e conosce il tedesco ma nulla piùTuttavia per Roosevelt è un ambasciatore perfetto per un paese che tra la crisi economica dilagante e un altro rovinoso anno di siccità rappresenta per l’America soltanto una seccatura la seccatura di un miliardo e duecentomila dollari debito che Berli. Be prepared to stay up reading into the wee hours once you get your hands on this book It held my interest better than any novel and it filled in all the gaps in my understanding of how Hitler was able to gain so much power so uickly with so little opposition Erik Larson used the detailed diaries of William E Dodd and his daughter Martha to reconstruct a year in the life for Americans in Berlin from 1933 to 1934William Dodd had no idea what he was saying yes to when President Roosevelt offered him the position of ambassador to Germany in 1933 Dodd had fond memories of the Germany of 40 years before when he d attended college in Leipzig Upon arrival in Berlin he and his family discovered a Germany already in the grip of terror a mere six months after Hitler had been appointed chancellor Storm Troopers were attacking people in the streets Communists and liberals were already being sent to concentration camps without due process As ambassador Dodd found he was reuired to attend diplomatic functions and rub shoulders with the monsters of the new regime As the horrors worsened he found this increasingly repugnant and tried doggedly to convince those in Washington that intervention was necessary His entreaties fell mostly on deaf ears Dodd s bosses were concerned about getting Germany to pay off their huge debt to America while maintaining an isolationist position with regard to foreign conflicts While Dodd struggled with his diplomatic duties his young daughter Martha was treating her time in Berlin as a lark She dated and consorted with highly placed Nazis including some of the most abominable of Hitler s minions At first she enthusiastically endorsed the Nazi agenda and its effect on the New Germany By the winter of 1933 34 however she too was living in terror This didn t seem to put much of a damper on her dating life though and she gained a reputation as uite a round heeled girl In late June of 1934 came The Night of the Long Knives in which Hitler orchestrated the rapid execution of hundreds of Storm Troopers and other enemies some seemingly at random That August President Hindenburg died Hitler uickly took control and achieved absolute power William Dodd remained in his position as ambassador for three years during which American leaders continued to refuse his reuests for intervention in Nazi GermanyThis book has already earned a permanent place in my home library I can t recommend it highly enough Great care has been taken to provide all the little things that prevent confusion and make a book easier to read and understand I would give it six stars if I could


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  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
  • Erik Larson
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  • 24 June 2020
  • 9788854505742