Reader recommendation: In the Garden of Beasts
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An extremely readable book: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitlerâ€™s Berlin, by Erik Larson. In 1933 President Roosevelt sent history professor William Dodd to Berlin as ambassador. The book centers on Dodd and his daughter, Martha, living in a country increasingly under the grip of Hitler.