Johnny Got His Gun
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Johnny Got His Gun

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This 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"show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 243 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 22.86mm | 136.08g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bantam Windston.
  • 0553274325
  • 9780553274325
  • 8,618

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"Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence." 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"show more

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This 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 Awardshow more

About Dalton Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo, author of the brilliant novel, Night of the Aurochs, was one of the most prolific and important literary figures of our time. His more than sixty screenplays include Spartacus, Exodus, Papillon, and the Academy Award-winning The Brave One. Johnny Got His Gun is the most highly-acclaimed work of Mr. Trumbo s remarkable career."show more

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