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Born on the Fourth of July

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2011

    Life Changing

    With out a doubt this was the best book I have ever read. I read it three times over starting when I was in High school. Ron kovics story turned me off from enlisting in the service and seeking a life of peace instead. This book changed my life forever and reshaped my views on how I see life, my government and how I live from day to day. Ron Kovic is truly a honest hero who made a horrible sacrafice that has changed the world for the better.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    A terrific, true tale that need's to be told over and over and will never grow outdated.

    An interesting read. A scary look at a position we put ourselves in, a (should be) lesson in the future. Thought provoking story of the times, the shameful times. Inspired me to wonder, "what makes us think like we do."
    As a veteran, I support the writing and enjoyed the book immensely. As a person that enjoys reading a good story I also support the writing....and salute the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2007

    Important Read

    I could not stop reading this book, once I started it. Kovic's memoir is a must read for every American and Marine. I learned so much from such a small book! Thank you Mr. Kovic for your honest opinions about a terrible time in American history.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2003


    i was shocked reading this book because it left me anticipating to turn the page. It takes you on a first-hand journey of Kovic's life's aftermath of the Vietnam war as he is left paralyzed. It is absolutely breathtaking and deep to see the change and the feelings he expresses that it almost makes you feel like you're part of it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2001

    Kovic's powerful autobiography

    BOTFOJ tells all about the hell of war. This book is the personal tale of it's author Ron Kovic, that shows his dramatic transfer or coming of age if you will... He makes a complete 180 beginning the story as a Hawk and ending up a Dove. He is the typical all american boy, and loves his country, but all that changes in Vietnam. When he is wounded almost fatally, he becomes a parapalegic, and gets neglected in the veteran's hospitals in Vietnam. This is when the metamorphisis occurs. This is a must read for anyone studying the Vietnam war as a valuable first hand account. Some parallels can also be drawn between Kovic and Lieutenant Dan from Forrest Gump.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2000

    Great book

    This book was the best book that I have ever read and I will never forgit it

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