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: Seeds, December 11, 1906 - May 15, 1939 Abstract
* Ad Topperwine tests a semi-automatic rifle designed by John Browning for Winchester Guns.
Part II: Growth, May 12, 1942-June 18, 1959 Abstract
* Lieutenant Cameron Wilcox returns from World War I with a duffel bag full of weapons from the war.
Part II: Growth, June 20, 1959-April 6, 1968 Abstract
* After suffering disasters during the Depression...
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