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Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic“A great, courageous fellow, a man of deep moral convictions and an uncompromising disposition.”—John Kerry on Ron Kovic
“As relevant as ever, this book is an education. Ron is a true American, and his great heart and hard-won wisdom shine through these pages.” —Oliver Stone, filmmaker
“Born on the Fourth of July brings back the era of the Vietnam War at a time when the Establishment is trying to make the nation forget what they call the “Vietnam syndrome.” Ron Kovic’s memoir is written with poetic passion and grips your attention from the very first page to the last. It is a classic of antiwar literature and I hope it will be read by large numbers of young people, who will be both sobered and inspired by his story. —Howard Zinn
“If you want to understand the everlasting reverberations of our war in Vietnam and how it impacts our current events, you must read this book.” —LARRY HEINEMANN
“There is no book more relevant in the 21st century to healing the wound of Vietnam, which continues to bring so much pain to our country, as reflected in the last presidential election . . . It remains to Kovic to remind us that history matters, and that the cost of our high follies persists.” —ROBERT SCHEER, Los Angeles Times columnist
This New York Times bestseller (more than one million copies sold) details the authors 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 countrys most outspoken anti-Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair.
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The effects of the Vietnam War reverberated for years after it ended, both in the lives of the people who'd fought or lost loved ones and in our popular entertainment. This was in , when Oliver Stone and Ron Kovic first wrote the screenplay based on Kovic's book. William Friedkin The Exorcist was going to direct it; he dropped out and was replaced by TV director Dan Petrie; and then, less than a week before shooting was set to begin, the German financiers behind the project got cold feet and pulled out. Stone later said that while Pacino would have been great, he had qualms about the thenyear-old actor being too old for the part. Tom Cruise was 27 when he played the role. He can be seen in the parade at the beginning of the film, playing the wheelchair-bound soldier who flinches at the sound of firecrackers. Charlie Sheen, who had starred in Stone's previous Vietnam blockbuster, Platoon , believed Stone was going to cast him in Born on the Fourth of July , too, and said in that Stone had flat-out told him the part was his.
Ron Kovic: People say that if you don't love America, then get the hell out. Well, I love America. Ron Kovic: They burned the flag and they demonstrated against us; it's on the cover of the paper today. They have no respect. They have no idea what's going on over there, Mom -- the men that are sacrificing their lives. People are dying every day over there, and nobody back here even seems to care.
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The autobiography of Vietnam War Vet. Ron Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July was published in Stone won his second Oscar as director, his third overall, and Cruise got his first Oscar nomination. These three films are often said to form a "trilogy", although they merely share subject matter and do not take place in a shared continuity. Ron Kovic, a young man from Staten Island, goes off to fight in Vietnam. During his second tour of duty, Kovic accidentally kills a fellow soldier, Private Wilson, which deeply scars him emotionally.
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