Tuesday, July 17 at 6:00-7:30 pm
Private home. Call office for address.
The CHV Literary Club selection for July is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Berlin by Erik Larson. Published in 2011, this non-fiction work was on the New York Times bestseller list for many weeks. The American family alluded to in the title is that of William Dodd, the American ambassador to Germany who served from 1933 to 1937. This readable and compelling work presents a vivid picture of the Ambassador and his family as they witnessed first hand the growing power of Hitler and his entourage and documents Dodd’s growing conflict with a US State Department he sees as “clubby" and anti-semitic. Especially fascinating is Larson’s portrait of Dodd’s daughter, Martha, who managed to develop close relationships with Soviet Communists, highly placed Nazis and the Germans who resisted them.
Call the office to sign up and find out the address by 3:00 pm, Monday July 16.
Members and volunteers
Reservations required but not limited, 9 places taken.
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