Kovic’s powerful and moving New York Times bestselling book, now with a new introduction that sets this classic antiwar story in a contemporary context 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.

ABOUT 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 Born on the Fourth of July (Tom Cruise stars in the role of Kovic in the film).

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