On June 18, Andrew Nagorski, author of Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power, will show how a diverse array of Americans living and working in Germany during the 1930s watched, mostly in horror, as Adolf Hitler and his henchmen, including the street-brawling Brownshirts, tightened their grip on the country and steered it toward war.
Nagorski, who served as Newsweek bureau chief in Hong Kong, Moscow, Rome, Bonn, Warsaw, and Berlin during a long career as a foreign correspondent, is Vice President and Director of Public Policy for the EastWest Institute, a New York-based international affairs think tank.
Lynne Olson, author of Citizens of London, called Nagorski’s book “a fresh, compelling portrait of Nazi Germany, as seen through the eyes of a fascinating array of Americans who lived and worked there during Hitler’s rise to power.”
“Pelham is fortunate to be home to many writers, and it just so happens that this spring, three of them have published fascinating new works,” said Library Director Patricia Perito. “We are delighted to be able to present these interesting authors and their unique stories.”