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    Johnny Got His Gun (Paperback) By (author) Dalton Trumbo, Foreword by Cindy Sheehan

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    DescriptionThis was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered--not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives...This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible, uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome...but so is war.Winner of the National Book Award "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."-- "The New York Times" "It is hard to imaging a more persuasive argument for staying out of war than this smooth, savage, brilliant tale."-- "Chicago Daily News"


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    Title
    Johnny Got His Gun
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dalton Trumbo, Foreword by Cindy Sheehan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780806528472
    ISBN 10: 0806528478
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: ADV
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813.52
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BIC subject category V2: FJMF
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI, CHRN/1920
    DC22: 813/.52
    B&T Approval Code: A26453250
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3539.R928 J65 2007
    Publisher
    Kensington Publishing
    Imprint name
    Citadel Press
    Publication date
    02 August 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    "Johnny Got His Gun" holds a place as one of the classic antiwar novels. First published in 1939, Dalton Trumbo's story of a young American soldier terribly maimed in World War I-- he "survives" armless, legless, and faceless, but with mind intact-- was an immediate bestseller. This fiercely moving novel was a rallying point for many Americans who came of age during World War II, and it became perhaps the most popular novel of protest during the Vietnam era. Citadel Underground's edition of "Johnny Got His Gun" features a powerful new introduction by Ron Kovic, author of "Born on the Fourth of July", and also includes an introduction by Dalton Trumbo. ""Johnny Got His Gun" still remains the most powerful piece of writing to influence me after Vietnam. Upon my return from the war, and after all these twenty-two years spent in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the mid-chest down, I've read many writers that have influenced my life profoundly-- Hemingway, Conrad, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King-- but there has been nothing out of that body of great literature to compare to this book... "Johnny Got His Gun" remains the most revolutionary, searing document against was and injustice ever written." --Ron Kovic, from his introduction "{This} is a terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity." --The Washington Post ""Johnny Got His Gun" is not merely a powerful antiwar document; it is also a powerful and brilliant work of the imagination... Mr. Trumbo has written a book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it." --Saturday Review "A terrible story, remorseless, uncompromising... this book was a shocking and violent experience." --Herald Tribune "There can be no question of the effectiveness of this book." --The New York Times