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.
Chapter 1, Part I Breathing In Abstract
* Herr works as a war correspondent in South Vietnam.
* He is based out of Saigon but travels with several other correspondents to various military camps.
* Herr sees first hand the toll the war and drugs take on the soldiers.
* Herr cannot...
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