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An American Childhood Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part Two: Pages 178 through 204 Summary

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Part Two: Pages 178 through 204 Summary and Analysis

After the family moved, Anne started reading about World War II. It had a different significance to her than her reading about the French-Indian War. Now more mature, so, too, was her perspective on history. The French-Indian War was an exciting, romantic, but ultimately, to her mind, fictional event. The signs of World War II, though, were all around her and in the Cold War era she had to go through the same air raid drills that children during World War II had. Everyone was scared of the atomic bomb, Anne included, and she started imagining living in the basement of the family's new house for years as the radiation dissipated; unfortunately, her mother told her, there was enough food to last only a few weeks. She, and all the others she assumed existed who had immersed themselves into...

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