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.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 24, 2011
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Jul 30, 2012

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  • Jul 24, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 24, 2011 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 25, 2011 | 5:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 11, 2012 | 8:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jul 28, 2012 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 29, 2012 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 30, 2012 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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