by Erik Larson
The “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” is a great book that has a compelling view of the rise of Nazi Germany. The author of this history book is Erik Larson. Erik Larson is also the author of five national bestsellers, including The Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts and many others. Erik books have been published in seventeen countries. In the Garden of Beasts, focuses on the perfectionistic new American ambassador and his family, who initially determined to think the best of Hitler and Germany in general.
Hitler and his several lieutenants have the desire to restore Germany as a healthy flourishing country following the deprivations of WWI. More time is spent on seeing the evolving situation through the eyes of the Ambassador’s daughter as her understanding develops as the importance of her various relationships. To sum it up, I would recommend “In the Garden of Beasts” to anyone who is interested in Nazi Germany and the early days of Hitler’s rise.