This was an interesting book, but it lacked something more. The book was more about Dodd's daughter Martha and her various love affairs than the political arena of Germany during the early years of Hitler. I had really wanted more about the history during this period then about how Martha couldn't keep her hands (so to speak) to herself. I also found some frighting parts that sort of remind me of how America is going today. Situations where we give up our Constitutional freedoms for something nebulous like so called "safety". The anti-Semitism of almost everyone in the government was also a problem for me. Even Ambassador Dodd thought it was a good idea to control the "Jewish problem". This lead me to not feel very lenient towards the Dodds or anyone else in Germany and America during this period.