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Learn about the life of Vietnam War veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic, who was portrayed by Tom Cruise in Born the Fourth of July, on Ron Kovic in ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (). Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. He can be seen in the parade at the beginning of the film, playing the. Mrs. Kovic: [enters the room, beaming] Ronnie, Ronnie, you’re doing the right thing! Communism has to be stopped! It’s God’s will that you go, and I’m proud of .

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Overall, the book is ok, but there are much better written anti war books out there. Dec 18, awesomatik. It opened nationwide July I bor recommend this book to anyone who had interest in the Vietnam War, although it would definitely not be satisfying for someone looking for a linear, precision story.

Ron liked to have a steak with cottage cheese and fruit, so that was his dish. Share your thoughts with other customers.

I am disgusted that our country would not give better treatment to its wounded veterans. Many were Vietnam vets. OK, getting close to the halfway point now and this book is quite sensational, really.


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Amazon Bborn Fun stories for kids on the go. I recommend it to anyone who is not aware of the massive tragedy that was the Vietnam war. Audible Download Audio Books. It finally aired in January On January 20,Kovic observed his 40th anniversary of having been shot and paralyzed in the Vietnam War.

Ron Kovic’s Born On The Fourth Of July: Summary & Analysis

He is a man that examined himself and reality after being wounded. The story feels like it is taking place over years, he does so many things that you cannot possibly see where all this time is coming from, but it only takes a couple of years to do.

In my opinion, I enjoyed the book for what it is. This re-released edition begins with Kovic expressing his horror from seeing the same self-destructive measures used for the Vietnam War being regurgitated three decades later for the Iraq War.

Tom Cruise: Ron Kovic

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Am reading with intense interest Sep o, James rated it did not like it Shelves: BY Eric D Snider.

Customers who bought this item also bought. The book puts a sense of irony that Ron Kovic birthday is on the fourth of July the most patriotic day where he once had lots of pride but slips away through the jungles of Vietnam. How could people like Kovic give up everything for this country and come back and get swept under the rug?


I’ve just started reading the book and so far it shows the same passion that he does. People called me a communist, a traitor. Jul 27, Brent rated it it was ok.

Biography portal United States Marine Corps portal. During filming, the movie’s cinematographer introduced Reiner to photographer Michelle Singer.

There’s a lot of wounded here today. Details Customers who bought this item also bought Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. You can see him winning a medal of honor. I wanna to be free again. I wanted people to know about the hospitals and the enema room, about why I had become opposed jkly the war, why I had grown more and more foutth to peace and nonviolence.