Fail Safe - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

Eugene Burdick
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Chapters 7 and 8 Summary

Chapter 7, "The Organized Man," describes Walter Groteschele awakening at exactly 5:30 a.m., even though he does not use an alarm. This morning, he will go to the airport and fly to Washington. On the bathroom scales, he sees that he weighs 20 pounds more than in his college days, but he has no time in his life to exercise. Sitting in the taxi to the airport, his mind wanders to his father, a Jewish doctor in Germany who in the early 1930s had foreseen the troubles to come and brought his family to America. He was required to do his residency again in the U.S. but had no money and ended up working as a butcher, but was not embittered. He thought German Jews should have armed themselves and fought Hitler. Groteschele became a dedicated student in school, who majored in mathematics, but just after...

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