Andy Oram's Reviews > In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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May 18, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, politics
Read in May, 2012

The best indication of the power of this book is the way its grip on me firmed up over time. I started it assuming I'd read a bit for the atmosphere but that I wouldn't be interested enough to finish it. After a few chapters I couldn't wait to turn the page and see what came next. So many bizarre and Byzantine turns! Certain historical events were more complex than I had realized, and the personal memories by many, many participants fleshed out the history.

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