Dalton Trumbo

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Last Updated on June 7, 2022, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 120

The author of that gruesome memento mori called "Johnny Got His Gun" has tied one hand behind his back and tossed out a jaunty little fantasy ["The Remarkable Andrew"] about the ghost of General Andrew Jackson intervening to save an honest young bookkeeper from the machinations of a crooked political clique in a small Western town. Aside from being a rather thinned-out version of "The Devil and Daniel Webster," it gets in some easy and not very telling cracks at political corruption and at our present foreign policy. It all adds up to nothing more than an entertaining little scherzo.

"In Brief: 'The Remarkable Andrew'," in The Nation (copyright 1941 The Nation magazine, The Nation Associates, Inc.), Vol. 152, No. 6, February 8, 1941, p. 164.

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