The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Part I, Chapters 1-4

* Time Magazine reports that Norman Mailer, drunk, is arrested crossing a police line.

* Mailer reluctantly agrees to speak at a Vietnam protest in Washington.

* Mailer gets drunk at a party before an evening of speeches and poetry.

* Mailer demands that he emcee the evenings event.

Part I, Chapters 5-6

* Mailer urinates drunkenly on the floor of the Ambassador bathroom.

* Mailer argues with de Grazia to emcee the event.

* Lowell gives a stirringly understated poetry reading.

* Mailer annoys the speakers and crowd with a loud and profane tirade.

* Mailer stalks off to sleep in the hotel.

Part II, Chapters 1-4

* Mailer wakes up incredibly hung over.

* Mailer meets Lowell, Macdonald, Paul Goodman, and Mitch Goodman at a church to prepare for the march.

* Everyone marches to the Department of Justice.

* After speeches, William Sloane Coffin tries unsuccessfully to return 994 draft cards to the DOJ.

* Lowell...

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