The extraordinary true story of intrigue and emerging terror at the American embassy in Berlin during the tumultuous twelve months that witnessed Hitler's rise to ultimate power in Germany.
Erik Larson is a prize-winning journalist and narrative historian. His books include Isaac's Storm, Thunderstruck and the number one bestseller, The Devil in the White City, which won an Edgar Award and was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Non-Fiction Award. He lives in Seattle.
"Larson's best and most enthralling work of novelistic
history...rich with incident, populated by fascinating secondary
characters, tinged with rising peril and pityingly
persuasive...powerful, poignant...a transportingly true story." *
NEW YORK TIMES *
"Fascinating...using letters and diaries, Larson - a master at writing true tales as riveting as fiction - creates a nuanced, eyewitness account of a father and daughter whose eyes thankfully opened as the horrors closed in." * PEOPLE *
"Reads like an elegant thriller...utterly compelling...an excellent and entertaining book that deserves to be a bestseller." -- Philip Kerr * Washington Post *
"Compelling...the kind of book that brings history alive to readers and proves why Larson's Isaac's Storm and The Devil in the White City were such hits." * USA TODAY *
"Larson has meticulously researched the Dodds' intimate witness to Hitler's ascendancy...has all the pleasures of a political thriller: innocents abroad, the gathering storm...a fresh picture of these terrible events." * New York Times Book Review *