It was the war to end all wars, the global struggle that would finally make the world safe for democracy—at any cost. But one American soldier has paid a price beyond measure. And within the disfigured flesh that was once a vision of youth lives a spirit that cannot accept what the world has become.
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. With a poignant new forward by Cindy Sheehan, Johnny Got His Gun—an undisputed classic of antiwar literature—is as timely as ever.