"Classic and timeless."
--New York Times
"The e-book information Kovic's getting into of the Vietnam battle as a fierce, pro-war patriot ahead of changing into an outspoken peace activist after an damage paralyzed him and he lower back domestic to a chilly reception."
"Born at the Fourth of July tells the tale of its author's transition from warfare hawk to protestor after being paralyzed in Vietnam, and coming domestic to a lukewarm reception. it really is no twist of fate that 'Born within the united states' tells a great deal an analogous tale."
"Kovic's ebook follows him from big name highschool wrestler to a patriotic American encouraged via John F. Kennedy to affix the marines to the nerve-racking 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 was once made into an Oscar profitable movie starring Tom Cruise in 1989, information Kovic's interval within the Vietnam conflict as a fierce, pro-war patriot sooner than he turned an outspoken peace activist after an harm paralysed him and he lower 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 conflict memoir."
--New York day-by-day News
"There isn't any greater time than Independence Day to hear [to] The Boss’ iconic voice at the foreword and this nice paintings of art."
"For the fortieth anniversary of the ebook, which turned a film within the 80s starring Tom Cruise, a brand new print version used to be issued with a foreword written by way of Bruce Springsteen, and the audiobook is the one position the place you could pay attention 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 wrestle and in a wheelchair ever since--published his vintage battle memoir, later made right into a movie with Tom Cruise. The anniversary variation incorporates a foreword by way of Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new booklet, Hurricane Street, chronicles the Nineteen Seventies activism of the yank Veterans Movement."
"Born at the Fourth of July chronicles Kovic's transformation from a gung-ho soldier coming 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 publication one of many antiwar movement's so much celebrated works."
--Ultimate vintage Rock
"Kovic entered of the Vietnam warfare as a fierce, pro-war patriot earlier than turning into an outspoken peace activist after an harm paralyzed him and he lower back domestic to a chilly reception as a veteran. His booklet tells his story."
"Born at the Fourth of July tells the tale of Kovic's enlistment and the way he grew to become dissatisfied with the conflict through the years and particularly after he lower back domestic to the States. a number of the book's topics 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 most sensible vendor (more than a million copies sold), awarded right here in a distinct fortieth-anniversary variation with a brand-new foreword by way of Bruce Springsteen, info the author's existence tale (portrayed by means of Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his serious battlefield harm, to his function because the country's such a lot outspoken antiVietnam warfare suggest, spreading his message from his wheelchair.