From an Academy Award–winning screenwriter, the classic novel examining the sacrifice of one American soldier in World War I.
The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers 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. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that's as timely as ever.Winner of the National Book Award for Most Original Book of 1939"A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity."—The Washington Post "Powerfulan eye-opener."—Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."—The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."—Saturday Review