In the Garden of Beasts is a historical non-fiction book by Erik Larson. Released May 10th 2011 by Crown Publishing Group, this 464 pages book’s story set during Adolf Hitler accession from the viewpoint of two American protagonists, William Dodd and Marta (Dodd’s Daughter).
Larson’s journey into 1930’s Berlin is exciting, gripping and full of intrigue. He gives an excellent overview of the politics affecting the decisions on both sides of the Atlantic. Not your stuffy history book, Erik Larson has you cheering for Dodd one moment and weeping for him (and the world) the next.