This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
William L. Shirer - This person was a news correspondent in the 1930's and spent time in Berlin in 1940. This person traveled around Europe, but felt ineffective because of the degree of censorship.
Adolph Hitler - This person was Austrian and became a leader of the Social Democrats and a master of creating mass-hysteria.
Tess Shirer - This person traveled around Europe and became pregnant in 1937, then left for the United States in October 1940.
Edward R. Murrow - This person was a CBS news correspondent and European manager who was based...
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