Tom Hanks to Make Glenn Beck Favorite "In the Garden of Beasts" Book Into a Movie
This year you can certainly say that In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson is one of the top books on Glenn Beck's Book List. He has talked multiple times about the books impact on his life and is a sure sign of things to come if we don't stand up against political tyranny and total control through the implosion of the World's financial system. The Hollywood Reporter has written that Universal Studios, Tom Hanks and Playtone (Hanks new production company with Gary Goetzman) have optioned the movie rights to Erik Larson’s nonfiction best-seller. Tom Hanks is a history buff in the movie business and has helped bring about many historical movies such as Saving Private Ryan, The Band of Brothers mini-series and was even involved in help to build the World War II Memorial in Washington DC.
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Here is the description of In the Garden of Beasts via Amazon.com:
The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.
A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the surprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance--and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition.
Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.