Ted Bell'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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Feb 22, 2012

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I plowed right through this. It's a period of history that fascinates me...what were these people
THINKING? Larson does a very good job of capturing the era, Goring most especially, Hitler less so.
The American ambassador emerges heroically over time, the one man standing up to the Third Reich
and it's motley assortment of dumb thugs. One of the things I'm considering for my next Nick McIver
time adventure is having my little hero go back to Berlin in the 30s and seriously mess with Hitler's mind...I wouldn't say this was great book but it was good enough for me to be glad I read it.
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Reading Progress

February 22, 2012 – Started Reading
February 22, 2012 – Shelved
February 22, 2012 –
page 200
44.64%
Finished Reading
March 3, 2012 –
page 450
100%

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Tim Sheppard I love the sound of that McIver book. Keep 'em coming. Can't wait 'til my boy is old enough to read aloud the McIver series to him. He's 2 right now.


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