By Ron Kovic,Bruce Springsteen
--New York Times
"The e-book info Kovic's coming into of the Vietnam conflict as a fierce, pro-war patriot earlier than turning into an outspoken peace activist after an damage paralyzed him and he again domestic to a chilly reception."
"Born at the Fourth of July tells the tale of its author's transition from struggle hawk to protestor after being paralyzed in Vietnam, and coming domestic to a lukewarm reception. it is no accident that 'Born within the usa' tells greatly an analogous tale."
"Kovic's publication follows him from famous person highschool wrestler to a patriotic American encouraged by means of John F. Kennedy to hitch the marines to the tense 1968 wartime harm that left him paralyzed from the chest all the way down to his emergence as an outspoken anti-war activist."
"The 1976 publication, which was once made into an Oscar successful movie starring Tom Cruise in 1989, information Kovic's interval within the Vietnam warfare as a fierce, pro-war patriot earlier than he grew to become an outspoken peace activist after an damage paralysed him and he lower back domestic to a chilly reception."
"He was once born within the U.S.A.--and at the 4th of July. Bruce Springsteen narrates a foreword he wrote within the new audiobook version of Born at the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's anti-Vietnam conflict memoir."
--New York day-by-day News
"There is not any higher time than Independence Day to hear [to] The Boss’ iconic voice at the foreword and this nice paintings of art."
"For the fortieth anniversary of the publication, which grew to become a film within the 80s starring Tom Cruise, a brand new print variation used to be issued with a foreword written by means of Bruce Springsteen, and the audiobook is the one position the place you could pay attention Bruce learn his foreword on to you. That’s correct, the Boss units the tone for this tremendous strong and relocating memoir in a manner that you just won’t are looking to miss."
"Forty years in the past the Vietnam vet from Massapequa--wounded in wrestle and in a wheelchair ever since--published his vintage struggle memoir, later made right into a movie with Tom Cruise. The anniversary variation encompasses a foreword via Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new booklet, Hurricane Street, chronicles the Nineteen Seventies activism of the yank Veterans Movement."
"Born at the Fourth of July chronicles Kovic's transformation from a gung-ho soldier getting into the Vietnam warfare to his go back domestic as a paralyzed guy. His stories in a foreign country, in addition to the poor means he was once handled whilst he got here again, made Kovic's e-book one of many antiwar movement's such a lot celebrated works."
--Ultimate vintage Rock
"Kovic entered of the Vietnam conflict as a fierce, pro-war patriot ahead of turning into an outspoken peace activist after an harm paralyzed him and he lower back domestic to a chilly reception as a veteran. His publication tells his story."
"Born at the Fourth of July tells the tale of Kovic's enlistment and the way he grew to become upset with the conflict through the years and particularly after he again domestic to the States. the various book's subject matters are echoed in Springsteen's hit music, 'Born within the U.S.A.'"
--Asbury Park Press
With a brand new foreword via Bruce Springsteen.
This New York Times top vendor (more than a million copies sold), awarded the following in a different fortieth-anniversary version with a brand-new foreword via Bruce Springsteen, information the author's existence tale (portrayed via Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his serious battlefield damage, to his position because the country's so much outspoken antiVietnam warfare suggest, spreading his message from his wheelchair.
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