Johnny Got His Gun (Paperback)

Johnny Got His Gun By Dalton Trumbo, Ron Kovic (Introduction by), Ron Kovic (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Dalton Trumbo, Ron Kovic (Introduction by), Ron Kovic (Adapted by)
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The searing portrayal of war that has stunned and galvanized generations of readers

It was the war to end all wars, the global struggle that would finally make the world safe for democracy--at any cost. But one American soldier has paid a price beyond measure. And within the disfigured flesh that was once a vision of youth lives a spirit that cannot accept what the world has become.

An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo's stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. With a compelling new foreword by E. L. Doctorow, Johnny Got His Gun--an undisputed classic of antiwar literature--as as timely as ever.

"A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity." --The Washington Post

"Powerful . . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore

"Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence." --New York Times

"A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it." --Saturday Review

About the Author

Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905-September 10, 1976) was among the most prolific and important literary figures of his time. One of the famous Hollywood Ten, he refused to testify about his alleged communist affiliations before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947. Blacklisted from the film industry and charged with contempt of Congress, he served an 11-month prison sentence. Johnny Got His Gun, the most highly acclaimed work of Trumbo's extraordinary career, won a National Book Award (then known as an American Book Sellers Award) in 1939. The idea for the novel came to Trumbo after he learned of a British soldier who was seriously injured during World War I. In 2015 the acclaimed film Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, spurred renewed interest in the author's life and works.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806512815
ISBN-10: 0806512814
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: August 25th, 1998
Pages: 336
Language: English