"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
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.