"Classic and timeless."
--New York Times
"The ebook info Kovic's getting into 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 again domestic to a chilly reception."
"Born at the Fourth of July tells the tale of its author's transition from conflict 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 united states' tells greatly an identical tale."
"Kovic's ebook follows him from superstar highschool wrestler to a patriotic American encouraged by means of John F. Kennedy to affix the marines to the tense 1968 wartime harm 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 profitable movie starring Tom Cruise in 1989, information Kovic's interval within the Vietnam struggle as a fierce, pro-war patriot prior to he turned 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 version of Born at the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's anti-Vietnam battle memoir."
--New York day-by-day News
"There is not 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 publication, which turned a film within the 80s starring Tom Cruise, a brand new print version was once issued with a foreword written by way of Bruce Springsteen, and the audiobook is the single 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 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 battle memoir, later made right into a movie with Tom Cruise. The anniversary version encompasses a foreword by way of Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new publication, 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 conflict to his go back domestic as a paralyzed guy. His reports in another country, in addition to the poor approach he used to be handled while he got here again, made Kovic's booklet 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 earlier than changing into an outspoken peace activist after an harm 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 warfare through the years and particularly after he back domestic to the States. some of the book's subject matters are echoed in Springsteen's hit music, 'Born within the U.S.A.'"
--Asbury Park Press
With a brand new foreword via Bruce Springsteen.
This New York Times top vendor (more than 1000000 copies sold), awarded right here in a distinct fortieth-anniversary variation with a brand-new foreword via Bruce Springsteen, information 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 such a lot outspoken antiVietnam conflict suggest, spreading his message from his wheelchair.