By Ron Kovic,Bruce Springsteen
--New York Times
"The booklet information Kovic's getting into of the Vietnam battle as a fierce, pro-war patriot earlier than changing into an outspoken peace activist after an harm 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 really is no twist of fate that 'Born within the u.s.' tells a great deal an analogous tale."
"Kovic's booklet follows him from superstar highschool wrestler to a patriotic American encouraged via John F. Kennedy to hitch 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 e-book, which was once made into an Oscar successful movie starring Tom Cruise in 1989, info Kovic's interval within the Vietnam conflict as a fierce, pro-war patriot sooner than he turned an outspoken peace activist after an harm paralysed him and he 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 greater time than Independence Day to pay attention [to] The Boss’ iconic voice at the foreword and this nice paintings of art."
"For the fortieth anniversary of the e-book, which turned a film within the 80s starring Tom Cruise, a brand new print variation was once issued with a foreword written through Bruce Springsteen, and the audiobook is the one position the place you could listen Bruce learn his foreword on to you. That’s correct, the Boss units the tone for this super 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 battle memoir, later made right into a movie with Tom Cruise. The anniversary variation encompasses a foreword by way of Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new ebook, 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 coming into the Vietnam battle to his go back domestic as a paralyzed guy. His reviews out of the country, in addition to the bad means he was once taken care of whilst he got here again, made Kovic's booklet one of many antiwar movement's so much celebrated works."
--Ultimate vintage Rock
"Kovic entered of the Vietnam warfare as a fierce, pro-war patriot ahead of changing into an outspoken peace activist after an harm paralyzed him and he lower back domestic to a chilly reception as a veteran. His e-book tells his story."
"Born at the Fourth of July tells the tale of Kovic's enlistment and the way he grew to become dissatisfied with the conflict over the years and particularly after he back domestic to the States. a number of the book's issues are echoed in Springsteen's hit track, 'Born within the U.S.A.'"
--Asbury Park Press
With a brand new foreword via Bruce Springsteen.
This New York Times most sensible vendor (more than a million copies sold), provided the following in a unique fortieth-anniversary variation with a brand-new foreword through Bruce Springsteen, info the author's existence tale (portrayed through Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his critical battlefield damage, to his function because the country's so much outspoken antiVietnam battle suggest, spreading his message from his wheelchair.
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