By Ron Kovic
“As appropriate as ever, this booklet is an schooling. Ron is a real American, and his nice middle and hard-won knowledge shine via those pages.” —Oliver Stone, filmmaker
“Born at the Fourth of July brings again the period of the Vietnam struggle at a time while the institution is making an attempt to make the country omit what they name the “Vietnam syndrome.” Ron Kovic’s memoir is written with poetic ardour and grips your consciousness from the first actual web page to the final. it's a vintage of antiwar literature and that i wish will probably be learn by means of huge numbers of adolescents, who might be either sobered and encouraged by means of his tale. —Howard Zinn
“If you must comprehend the eternal reverberations of our conflict in Vietnam and the way it affects our present occasions, you want to learn this book.” —LARRY HEINEMANN
“There is not any publication extra correct within the twenty first century to therapeutic the wound of Vietnam, which maintains to convey rather a lot discomfort to our nation, as mirrored within the final presidential election . . . It continues to be to Kovic to remind us that background 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 offered) info the author's existence tale (portrayed through Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone movie version)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his serious battlefield harm, to his function because the country's such a lot outspoken anti-Vietnam struggle suggest, spreading his message from his wheelchair.