The True Story of the American Ambassador in Hitler’s Germany



Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, the same year an unlikely candidate was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany. William E. Dodd, the penny pinching academic and his family became up close and personal witnesses to Hitler’s ascendancy, a story told in a new novel by Erik Larson. On this hour of “All Sides,” we’ll talk to the best-selling author.



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  • john

    Thanks for interviewing this author about an authentic story.  Had lunch yesterday with my nephew in Foggy Bottom who recounted this story about the book.