Erik Larson's recounting of the run up to WWII from the perspective of U.S Ambassador William Dodd and his family. Like his other works such as Thunderstruck and The Devil in the White City, Larson's newest effort is fast paced, and highly engaging, historical non-fiction.
A history book so well written you forget you're reading a history book. An incredibly interesting view into the rise of Hitler and Nazism through the lens of the US ambassador to Germany William Dodd and his family.
In his usual fashion, Erik Larson delivers a fascinating, historically accurate true story about real people doing really interesting things. He offers a glimpse of life in pre-WWII Berlin. This is a solid book- well-worth reading.