This memoir was reviewed by my friend and permanent contributor: Ken Mckellar. To read more of his posts, you simply look his name up in the blog archives. I thoroughly enjoy reading his reviews. To be honest, as much as I enjoy reading the books he recommends.
Goodbye to Berlin teaches an important lesson for our times. Totalitarian regimes never burst on to the scene: they creep up stealthily, step-by-step, on a vulnerable population hungry for change. And before the population knows it, the dictator is in control. By the time Isherwood published his novel, seven years later, Europe was at war.