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IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS BY ERIK LARSON

I just completed reading In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson.  He is a superb writer of creative nonfiction.  His books are fact made to read as novels resulting in a page-turner of history.

This work covers the rise of Nazi Germany with Hitler and his henchmen gaining control of the government.  The events are viewed through the eyes of William E. Dodd, in 1933, the newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Germany stationed in Berlin.

The story is a chilling recounting of the slow increase in terror and insanity of the Nazis toward the German population and especially the Jews.  Reflected is how the horror slowly escalates until it is impossible to halt progress towards world conflict.

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