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Johnny Got His Gun (original 1939; edition 1984)
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (1939)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0806528478, Paperback)
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.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 his 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.
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When Joe, a young American soldier in the Great War, lies helpless in hospital, he wanders back and forth through memories, struggling to retain his sanity and find a foothold in the world all but lost to him.
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