A Paperback edition by Ron Kovic in English (Jun 1, 2005)
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This New York Times bestseller (more than one million copies sold) details the author's life story - portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film version - from a patriotic... Read more
This New York Times bestseller (more than one million copies sold) details the author's life story - portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film version - from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti-Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair. Along with Oliver Stone, Kovic was the co-scriptwriter of the 1989 Academy Award-winning film based on the book with Tom Cruise starring in the role of Kovic.
Born On The Fourth Of July Paperback edition by Ron Kovic
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).
In the spring of 1974, as the last American troops were being pulled out of Vietnam, Ron Kovic and a small group of other severely injured veterans in a California VA hospital launched the American Veterans Movement. In a phenomenal feat of political organizing, Kovic corralled his fellow AVM members into staging a sit-in, and then a hunger strike, in the Los Angeles office of Senator Alan...
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