By Ron Kovic,Bruce Springsteen
--New York Times
"The e-book info Kovic's coming into of the Vietnam struggle 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 truly is no twist of fate that 'Born within the usa' tells a great deal an analogous tale."
"Kovic's ebook follows him from celebrity highschool wrestler to a patriotic American encouraged through John F. Kennedy to affix the marines to the aggravating 1968 wartime damage that left him paralyzed from the chest all the way down to his emergence as an outspoken anti-war activist."
"The 1976 ebook, which used to be made into an Oscar successful movie starring Tom Cruise in 1989, info Kovic's interval within the Vietnam battle as a fierce, pro-war patriot earlier than he grew to become an outspoken peace activist after an harm 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 variation of Born at the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's anti-Vietnam warfare memoir."
--New York day-by-day News
"There isn't any larger 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 via 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 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 strive against and in a wheelchair ever since--published his vintage warfare memoir, later made right into a movie with Tom Cruise. The anniversary variation encompasses a foreword by means of Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new e-book, Hurricane Street, chronicles the Nineteen Seventies activism of the yankee 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 studies abroad, in addition to the bad approach he used to be handled while 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 sooner than changing into an outspoken peace activist after an damage 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 disenchanted with the warfare through the years and particularly after he again domestic to the States. a number of the 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 way of Bruce Springsteen.
This New York Times most sensible vendor (more than 1000000 copies sold), offered right here in a different fortieth-anniversary version with a brand-new foreword by way of Bruce Springsteen, info the author's lifestyles tale (portrayed by way of Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his critical battlefield harm, to his function because the country's so much outspoken antiVietnam struggle suggest, spreading his message from his wheelchair.
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