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Book Title: Born on the Fourth of July|
The author of the book: Ron Kovic
Edition: Pocket Books
Date of issue: December 31st 1977
ISBN 13: 9780671739140
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 442 KB
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Reader ratings: 6.7
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This was a difficult, almost painful book to read.
Ron Kovic was a United States Marine who did two tours of duty in Vietnam and then was tragically wounded, becoming paralyzed from the chest down for the rest of his life. Kovic delivers a powerful message about war and our government.
Kovic’s 1976 novel describes his wounding in Vietnam and his dreadful time after that in VA hospitals. Kovic was also born on the fourth of July and grew up living the 1950s American dream with baseball and astronauts. His disillusionment and anger is understandable and his protests against the Nixon administration was inspiring.
This reminded me somewhat of Elie Wiesel’s Night in that it describes such a nightmarish experience. As horrible as Kovic’s descriptions were, like Night, I felt like it was important to read, to honor his story and to recognize that the lessons he imparts, from experience, needs to be told.
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Read information about the authorRon Kovic served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War and wrote Born on the Fourth of July based on his experiences as a Marine and his subsequent activism.
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