“A nice, brave fellow, a guy of deep ethical convictions and an uncompromising disposition.”—John Kerry on Ron Kovic
“As appropriate as ever, this e-book 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 conflict at a time while the institution is attempting to make the country 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 wish will probably be learn by way of huge numbers of teens, who can 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 need to learn this book.” —LARRY HEINEMANN
“There isn't any ebook extra correct within the twenty first century to therapeutic the wound of Vietnam, which keeps to carry a lot discomfort to our nation, as mirrored within the final presidential election . . . It is still to Kovic to remind us that historical past issues, and that the price of our excessive follies persists.” —ROBERT SCHEER, Los Angeles Times columnist
This New York Times bestseller (more than 1000000 copies offered) information the author's lifestyles tale (portrayed by means of Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone movie version)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his critical battlefield damage, to his function because the country's so much outspoken anti-Vietnam struggle recommend, spreading his message from his wheelchair.