I don't know
Started out to be interesting than just became a downer. Did not like the ending
Very near the top
Larson's The Devil in the White City which is an all time favorite. Both read like a novel but give you so much exposure to accurate historical events..
I never felt that the narrator was any character but rather telling a true story about many flawed individuals.
The night of a killing in Germany when so many individuals lost their lives and then the spin put on it by Hitler. It seemed it was then that the German people were won over to Hitler' and his rationalization that he was defending and protecting the Fatherland against the enemies in their midst. Then injustice turned into something of a civic duty to the new and vibrant German spirit and the victims (the Jews) became a forgotten and reviled group with no particular face and to whom there was no particular allegiance.
This book depicts the subtle growth of evil which is not fully understood until it is too late.
It gives a good picture also of the fallibility of those in power who often do the expedient thing ie FDR.
Dodd is also a good example who in many instances is genuine in his effort to fulfill the duties of his job but aware he cannot be blind to the injustice that is taking place.
Martha comes across as a foolish young woman and all the Dodd family as a whole seems to me to be socially anti-semitic in their readiness to accept the norms of the time.
The story was interesting but don't enjoy hearing a reader perform both male and female parts.
Enjoy being able to do things while listening to a good book
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