1 Page Name:_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Major Works Data Sheet: Do not cut/paste from a website, which is a form of plagiarism.Title:Johnny Got His Gun Biographical information about the author: Author:Dalton Trumbo ●Born December 9, 1905 in Montrose, Colorado ●Occupation- Director, screenwriter, journalist, author, anti-war activist ●Dalton Trumbo posthumously received an Academy Award for the film Roman Holiday, written during his blacklisted period. ●attended the University of Colorado ●Died September 10, 1976 of a heart attack Date of Publication:1939 Genre:Historical Fiction inspired by a true story Historical information about the period of publication or setting of the novel: YEAR- ●Jan 27, FDR approved the sale of US war planes to France ●Feb 2, Hungary broke relations with the Soviet Union ●Feb 15, SF officials attended IBM’s preview of an electric typewriter and a punch card method of electric accounting at the Palace of Electricity and Communications on Treasure Island. ●Feb 27, The US Supreme Court, in Leser v. Garnett, unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the right of women to vote. ●Mar 3, The new Goldfish swallowing craze began to sweep college campuses getting a start at the Ivy League’s Harvard University. ●Mar 3, In Bombay, Ghandi began a fast to protest the state's autocratic rule. ●Mar 14, The republic of Czechoslovakia was dissolved, opening the way for Nazi occupation of Czech areas and the separation of Slovakia. ●Mar 15, Germany occupied Bohemia and Moravia, Czechoslovakia. Slovakia became independent ●Mar 16, Germany occupied the rest Czechoslovakia ●Mar 21, Ghandi called on the world to disarm, thinking that Hitler would follow. ●Mar 31, Britain and France agreed to support Poland if Germany threatened to invade. Seven French islands were annexed by Japan. Characteristics of the genre: Historical fiction is defined as movies and novels in which a story is made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set. A novel that makes up a story about a Civil War battle that really happened is an example of historical fiction.