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A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin - Erik Larson While this book went into a great deal about the time that William Dodd spent as ambassador to Germany between 1933-36, and especially about his daughter's life with the Nazi elite, I really could not get into this book at all. I felt through much of it that I was at arm's length, and felt just pity and scorn for both Dodd and his daughter. While I had heard not much about the attacks on American Jews in Germany at this time, the overall feel of this book was just simply lacking by the end. Too bad, as Mr. Larson can certainly do better than this.

For the longer review, please go here:
http://www.epinions.com/review/Erik_Larson_In_the_Garden_of_Beasts_Love_Terror_and_an_American_Family_in_Hitler_s_Berlin_epi/content_552801832580