By Ron Kovic,Bruce Springsteen
--New York Times
"The ebook info Kovic's coming into of the Vietnam warfare as a fierce, pro-war patriot prior to changing into an outspoken peace activist after an harm paralyzed him and he lower back domestic to a chilly reception."
"Born at the Fourth of July tells the tale of its author's transition from warfare hawk to protestor after being paralyzed in Vietnam, and coming domestic to a lukewarm reception. it really is no accident that 'Born within the united states' tells a great deal an identical tale."
"Kovic's booklet follows him from famous person highschool wrestler to a patriotic American encouraged via John F. Kennedy to affix the marines to the irritating 1968 wartime damage that left him paralyzed from the chest right down to his emergence as an outspoken anti-war activist."
"The 1976 booklet, which used to be made into an Oscar successful movie starring Tom Cruise in 1989, info Kovic's interval within the Vietnam warfare as a fierce, pro-war patriot sooner than he grew to become an outspoken peace activist after an damage paralysed him and he back domestic to a chilly reception."
"He used to be born within the U.S.A.--and at the 4th of July. Bruce Springsteen narrates a foreword he wrote within the new audiobook variation of Born at the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's anti-Vietnam conflict memoir."
--New York day-by-day News
"There is not any larger 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 e-book, 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 via 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 robust and relocating memoir in a fashion that you simply won’t are looking to miss."
"Forty years in the past the Vietnam vet from Massapequa--wounded in strive against and in a wheelchair ever since--published his vintage warfare memoir, later made right into a movie with Tom Cruise. The anniversary version includes a foreword via Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new e-book, 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 struggle to his go back domestic as a paralyzed guy. His reports abroad, in addition to the poor means he used to be handled whilst he got here again, made Kovic's e-book one of many antiwar movement's so much celebrated works."
--Ultimate vintage Rock
"Kovic entered of the Vietnam battle as a fierce, pro-war patriot sooner than changing into an outspoken peace activist after an damage paralyzed him and he back domestic to a chilly reception as a veteran. His ebook tells his story."
"Born at the Fourth of July tells the tale of Kovic's enlistment and the way he turned disenchanted with the conflict through the years and particularly after he back domestic to the States. the various book's topics are echoed in Springsteen's hit tune, 'Born within the U.S.A.'"
--Asbury Park Press
With a brand new foreword by means of Bruce Springsteen.
This New York Times top vendor (more than 1000000 copies sold), provided the following in a unique fortieth-anniversary variation with a brand-new foreword through Bruce Springsteen, info the author's lifestyles tale (portrayed via Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his critical battlefield damage, to his position because the country's such a lot outspoken antiVietnam struggle suggest, spreading his message from his wheelchair.
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