Q&A with Erik Larson
Erik Larson is the author of a new historical narrative detailing with the life of William E. Dodd when he became the first U.S. ambassador… read more
Erik Larson is the author of a new historical narrative detailing with the life of William E. Dodd when he became the first U.S. ambassador to Adolf Hitler’s Germany in Berlin during 1933. The story follows Dodd and his family, including daughter Martha, as they interact with Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goering and other top level members of the Third Reich during the years leading up to World War II. The book chronicles Martha’s relationships with various authors including Carl Sandburg and Thomas Wolfe, as well as high-ranking Germans. It also tells the story of Ambassador Dodd’s growing frustration with America’s lack of action against the Third Reich.
Erik Larson has authored three New York Times bestsellers, including The Devil in the White City, and Isaac’s Storm. Mr. Larson was a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal, and a contributing writer for Time Magazine. He has written articles for the Atlantic, Harper’s, the New Yorker, and other publications. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
Q & A with Andrew Nagorski
Andrew Nagorski spoke about his historical narrative Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power which…
Q&A with Susan Jacoby
Susan Jacoby talked about her book Alger Hiss and the Battle for History (Yale University Press; March 24, 2009). In…
Book Discussion on Hitler: 1936-1945, Nemesis
Mr. Kershaw was interviewed about his biography Hitler: 1936-1945, Nemesis, published by W. W. Norton and…
1936 Olympics and the Struggle for Influence
Nathan Huegen talked about the 1936 Olympics, which were held in Berlin during the rule of the Nazis. He examined…