Jun 7, 2013 — At No. 15, In the Garden of Beasts tells the story of America's ambassador to Hitler's Germany.
Dec 28, 2012 — At No. 4, Erik Larson's In the Garden of Beasts studies a U.S. ambassador living in Nazi Germany.
May 17, 2012 — Erik Larson tells the story of an American family in Hitler's Berlin in In the Garden Of Beasts.
May 9, 2012 — It's a rich week for fiction, with new novels from Ann Patchett and Jennifer Weiner, and a debut by Chad Harbach that marries a literary sensibility with a love of baseball — plus Jorie Graham's new poetry collection. In nonfiction, Erik Larson is back with the story of an American ambassador in Germany in 1933.
May 4, 2012 — William Dodd served for four years as the ambassador to Germany before resigning — after repeated clashes with both Nazi Party officials and the State Department. Erik Larson chronicles Dodd's time in Berlin in his new book, In the Garden of Beasts.
Dec 29, 2011 — In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin chronicles the U.S. ambassador William Dodd's attempts to warn the U.S. of the growing threat that the Nazi Party posed.
Dec 7, 2011 — In the late 1970s, historian John Lewis Gaddis decided to write a biography of George F. Kennan, the author of the Cold War policy of containment. But the two men agreed it would not be published until after Kennan's death. Neither expected Kennan to live to 101, but now that he's gone, Gaddis has published George F. Kennan: An American Life.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Natives And Exotics by Jane Alison. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of A Good Man in Africa by William Boyd. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.