* Victor Henry struggles over his choice of assignments in the Navy.
* Victor fears that accepting the assignment to Berlin will hinder his career and his goal of commanding a ship.
* Kip Tollever describes Hitler as a "a remarkable man" and defends German political ideology.
* The Henry family is introduced.
* Victor receives a letter from his son, Byron, describing his new assignment and a new love interest, Natalie.
* Victor writes a letter to Byron cautioning him about relationships between Americans and Jews in the current political climate.
* Victor decides to accept an assignment in Berlin.
* After finishing his fine arts degree, Byron travels to Europe for further study, but drops out of school.
* Byron begins working as a research assistant for author Aaron Jastrow.
* Byron becomes enamored with Aaron's niece, Natalie.
* Victor and Rhoda sail to Germany on the Bremen.
* Madeline expresses a desire to drop out...
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