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.
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).