Author Erik Larson always wondered what it would have been like for an outsider to have witnessed firsthand the rise of Hitler's rule - what Berlin looked like, felt like, smelled like, and why it took so long to recognize the danger posed by Hitler and his regime. Larson's newest book, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, is a portrait of the Nazi capital told largely though the experience of an American family which was there during Hitler's first full year as chancellor.
Then, Sharks! The word inspires fear in some, awe in others and whole weeks of programming for some cable networks. In her new book Demon Fish, Juliet Eilperin travels around the globe investigating how people and cultures relate to the ocean's top predator. Eilperin is the environmental reporter for the Washington Post. [Broadcast Date: July 27, 2011]