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The Resource Johnny got his gun, by Dalton Trumbo

Johnny got his gun, by Dalton Trumbo

Label
Johnny got his gun
Title
Johnny got his gun
Statement of responsibility
by Dalton Trumbo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 war and injustice ever written."
Summary
During World War I, an American soldier awakens in a hospital and realizes his arms, legs, ears, and face have been destroyed by an artillery shell. After nine years of lying in bed, he begins to tap messages in Morse code by moving his head. He communicates with a nurse and asks for someone to help him leave the hospital or die
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
059842
Cataloging source
FNO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1976
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trumbo, Dalton
Dewey number
FIC
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
970
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Disabled veterans
  • Disfigured persons
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War stories
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Disabled veterans
  • Disfigured persons
  • Psychological aspects
  • Veterans
  • War stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Johnny got his gun, by Dalton Trumbo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : L. Stuart, 1959
  • "A Citadel Press book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm25021816
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Carol Pub. Group ed.
Extent
xviii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780806512815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25021816
Label
Johnny got his gun, by Dalton Trumbo
Publication
Note
  • Reprint. Originally published: New York : L. Stuart, 1959
  • "A Citadel Press book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm25021816
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Carol Pub. Group ed.
Extent
xviii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780806512815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)25021816

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