About this book
A true story of love, intrigue and emerging terror at the American embassy in Berlin during the tumultuous twelve months that witnessed Hitler's rise to power in Germany. In 1933, William E. Dodd and his family observed at first-hand the many changes, often violent, that signalled Hitler's consolidation of power. From the author of "The Devil In The White City".
It's Berlin, 1933. William E Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history. Dodd and his family, notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes that signal Hitler's consolidation of power.