New Books by Erik Larson and David McCullough
This summer is starting off with a bang for me since two of my favorite nonfiction authors have new books. Both are currently best sellers as to be expected. Erik Larson who wrote the Devil in the White City has written a new book, In the Graden of Beasts . It focuses on William E. Dodd the American ambassador to Nazi German in its early period. This look at the beginnings on Hitler's Germany is fascinating.
My favorite nonfiction author, David McCullough , has an amazing new book about Americans who lived in Paris from 1830-1900. These young Americans went to learn and immerse themseleves in the art,literature, and science of the era. Paris was the inspiration for many. Many of our most famous future leaders in these fields are profiled with very interesting vingnettes about their lives there. As a friend of mine said recently, he writes nonfiction that reads like fiction.-Susan