Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part I, pgs. 4-44 Abstract
* In Part I, pgs. 4-44, Shirer had just spent a year on sabbatical in Spain and began work in Paris in February 1934.
* Shirer covered a demonstration at the Place de la Concorde, which turned violent.
* Doumergue got named to the head of the government.
* There were problems in Austria.
* Nazi socialists...
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