Erik Larson - Quotes

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I thought I'd go to a bookstore and see what moved me. ---->>>

We, of course, have the power of hindsight in our arsenal, but people living in Berlin in that era didn't. What would that have been like as this darkness fell over Germany? ---->>>

Whenever I finish a book, I start with a blank slate and never have ideas lined up. ---->>>

I'm very perverse. If someone tells me I have to read a book, I'm instantly disinclined to do so. ---->>>

I pride myself on having a journalistic remove. ---->>>

Reading is such a personal thing to me. I'd much rather give someone a gift certificate to a bookstore, and let that person choose his or her own books. ---->>>

There's something so relentless and foul about Hitler and his people, and the way things progressed from year to year. It just got to me in the strangest way. ---->>>

I was never concretely aware of the extent of anti-Semitism in the United States and in the upper levels of the State Department. ---->>>

I like all kinds of music, though I tend to prefer jazz and classics. ---->>>

I started reading the big histories and the small histories, the memoirs and so forth. At some point, I found the diary of William E. Dodd. ---->>>

Hitler was such an anomalous character - he was so over-the-top chaotic in his approach to statesmanship, his manner and in the violence which overwhelmed the country initially. I think diplomats around the world... felt like something like that simply would not be tolerated by the people of Germany. ---->>>

I don't listen to music when I write, but I do turn on appropriate music when I read portions of my manuscripts back to myself - kind of like adding a soundtrack to help shape mood. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-03, 1954
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Occupation: Author
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This page is about the non-fiction author. For the comic book writer, see Erik Larsen; for the Disney animator, see Eric Larson. Erik Larson (born January 3, 1954) is an American journalist and author of nonfiction books. He has written a number of bestsellers, such as The Devil in the White City (2003), about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and a series of murders by H (wikipedia)