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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.
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