NONFICTION REVIEW: "In the Garden of Beasts"

  • Article by: MARK KRAMER , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 18, 2011 - 7:05 PM

An account of 1933 and 1934 in Nazi Germany through the lives of the new American ambassador, William Dodd, and his volatile daughter, Martha.

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talktalkJun. 19, 1112:38 PM

Not only did Martha Dodd have an affair with a Soviet NKVD officer, he recruited her as a spy and turned her into a recruiter to sign up additional spies to work for the USSR. She was busted in 1957 and fled the USA. It's perhaps beyond the scope of the book, but the reviewer might have inserted the relevant information about Martha by putting the phrase "(future) Soviet spy" in front of her name.

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