Ambassador Dodd's Diary

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Ambassador Dodd's Diary

By William E. Dodd, Jr., and Martha Dodd
Harcourt, 1941
464 pp. $3.50

As a professional historian, Mr. Dodd was well-equipped to place the Nazi movement in its proper perspective and to understand its implications ahead of some of his flashier colleagues and more superficial contemporaries. Unlike Sir Nevile Henderson, to mention only one, Mr. Dodd went to Germany (in the summer of 1933) already disliking the Nazi régime. He may not have been a great success as an Ambassador according to the conventional standards of the career service; but there can be no complaint that he failed in his reports home to portray the true character of the government to which he was accredited and of the men who ran it.

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