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Johnny Get Your Gun Paperback – Apr 27 1979

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (April 27 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600341054
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600341055
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.9 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
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About the Author

John Ball wrote over thirty novels during his career including mysteries, war novels, and adventure stories, but his reputation as a novelist is based on his first work―the 1965, In the Heat of the Night. While under considerable pressure from his publisher to make a change, Ball insisted on keeping the leading character in his novel a black man. Ball made the right decision and the book garnered him much praise for progressive thinking and a keen understanding of racial prejudice. Ball wrote other books that featured the hero of In the Heat of the Night, detective Virgil Tibbs, including The Cool Cottontail (1966), and Johnny Get Your Gun (1969). Later in life, Ball worked as a part-time police offer in Los Angeles and also trained in the martial arts. He died in 1988. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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WOW! May 7 2014
By R. Hyde McDowell - Published on
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I am at a loss for words to truly describe how exceptional this book is! It truly is well written and this author we as truly a writer who had the foresight to write about how things should be! What a wonderful and great legacy to people of many generations yet to come while still being entertaining! Additionally, it is so refreshing to read such a well written book that doesn't have to use an excessive amount of foul language or explicit sexual encounters within the storyline. I would be very comfortable in allowing my grandchildren to read these books! Excellent work!
Reads like juvenile fiction Aug. 18 2015
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A pretty good plot but the characters are disappointingly thin. In his "In the Heat of the Night," the characters were given a little depth and thought, as if they had real lives and could exist outside of the story. The characters here are stock--drawn just enough to make them visible in the story and nothing else. If you're interested in Virgil Tibbs, you'll get nothing here you didn't already know.

The plot is pretty good, but could have easily become a 2-part episode of "Dragnet" without almost no changes. Very disappointing.
Another great Virgill Tibbs novel - once I have read the ... Oct. 14 2015
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Another great Virgill Tibbs novel - once I have read the first one, I just had to read the rest!
9 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Very Interesting May 30 2001
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Format: Hardcover
This book is not like any ive read before. Its very strange and is very thought provoking. I liked it a lot however. I wouldnt suggest just reading it casually because its meaning is far to deep to skim. I recommend. Enjoy

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