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.
Chapters 1, 2 and 3 Abstract
* 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.
Chapters 4, 5 and 6 Abstract
* The Henry family is introduced.
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