Summary of In the Garden of Beasts: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler??s Berlin
by Erik Larson explores several crucial years in Berlin through the eyes of the US
ambassador and his family. Their experiences serve as both a cautionary tale about
the insidiousness of evil and a harbinger of the hard realization that the rest of
America was forced to make in a few short years.
In 1933, George Messersmith, US Consul General in Berlin, awaited the naming of
a new ambassador amid increasing brutality, fanaticism, and corruption under the
Nazi regime. Messersmith was frustrated that no one back home realized how bad
it was. Most US officials figured that Adolf Hitler would become more moderate
over time. Their chief concern was getting Germany to pay back $1.2 billion owed
to US bond holders in the aftermath of World War I. Hitler talked of paying, but
Messersmith thought he was just buying time to re-arm Germany…
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|Size: ||167 KB|
|Publisher: ||Instaread, Inc|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9781683781820 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|