Book Marks: Coffee & Camaraderie
Intrigue as Hitler rises to power…
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Erik Larson. The time is 1933; the place, Berlin. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered university professor becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany, little knowing that his time there would be a turning point in history. Dodd’s 24-year-old daughter, Martha, is at first entranced by the parties and the handsome young men of the Third Reich, with their enthusiasm for restoring Germany to world prominence. She even has an affair with the chief of the Gestapo. But Ambassador Dodd telegraphs his concerns to a mostly indifferent State Department back home. As he watches with alarm, Jews are attacked, the press is censored— and the true character of Hitler is revealed. From the author of the bestseller, The Devil in the White City.
The Book Marks - The Sibley Senior Association Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month. 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., in Private Dining Room 3 (just off the cafeteria). All are welcome. Bring your ideas for titles you're eager to read. Coffee and cookies will be served!
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sibley Hospital / Main Bldg, PDR 3
5255 Loughboro Road, NW