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Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Larson, Erik. In the garden of beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitlers Berlin. 375 pages. New York: Crown Publishing Group, 2011.
Erik Larson is a known journalist who writes non-fiction historical books. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Russian history. He further attended Columbia University, where he received a master’s in journalism. He worked for The Wall Street Journal, and later contributed to Time Magazine. He has also written for The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. Larson’s research for his work is known to be dense. Aside from researching primary sources, Larson is known to immerse himself in the atmosphere he is writing about. For example, while he was writing In the Garden of Beast, Larson traveled to Germany and became part of the history that he was writing about. He has stated in numerous accounts that he does his own research, not only because he believes it is the most enjoyable part of his job, but also because he believes that if he is writing about history, he should personally interpret it.
Larson’s In the Garden of Beasts is written about the experience that William E. Dodd encounter during Hitler’s regime. Dodd became the first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be the turning point in the relationship between the World and Germany. As Larson states in his book, William Dodd was not the first choice of FDR. Dodd had no
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