Born on the Fourth of July

By Ron Kovic
(Akashic Books, Paperback, 9781888451788, 224pp.)

Publication Date: June 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback

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Kovic's powerful and moving new introduction sets this classic antiwar story in a contemporary context.

About the Author

Ron Kovic served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He was paralyzed from his chest down in combat in 1968 and has been in a wheelchair ever since. Along with Oliver Stone, Kovic was the co-screenwriter of the 1989 Academy Award-winning film based on the book (Tom Cruise plays the role of Kovic).

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