By Ron Kovic
“As proper as ever, this ebook is an schooling. Ron is a real American, and his nice center and hard-won knowledge shine via those pages.” —Oliver Stone, filmmaker
“Born at the Fourth of July brings again the period of the Vietnam conflict at a time whilst the institution is making an attempt to make the kingdom omit what they name the “Vietnam syndrome.” Ron Kovic’s memoir is written with poetic ardour and grips your realization from the first actual web page to the final. it's a vintage of antiwar literature and that i desire will probably be learn by way of huge numbers of children, who could be either sobered and encouraged through his tale. —Howard Zinn
“If you need to comprehend the eternal reverberations of our warfare in Vietnam and the way it affects our present occasions, you want to learn this book.” —LARRY HEINEMANN
“There is not any ebook extra suitable within the twenty first century to therapeutic the wound of Vietnam, which maintains to convey quite a bit ache to our nation, as mirrored within the final presidential election . . . It continues to be to Kovic to remind us that historical past concerns, and that the price of our excessive follies persists.” —ROBERT SCHEER, Los Angeles Times columnist
This New York Times bestseller (more than a million copies bought) info the author's existence tale (portrayed by way of Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone movie version)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his critical battlefield damage, to his position because the country's such a lot outspoken anti-Vietnam struggle suggest, spreading his message from his wheelchair.