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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 coscreenwriter of the 1989 Academy Award–winning film based on Kovic’s best-selling memoir Born on the Fourth of July (starring Tom Cruise as Kovic). Hurricane Street is his latest work.


Born on the Fourth of July


This edition marks the 40th anniversary of the original publication of Kovic’s American antiwar classic and features a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen.

Hurricane Street


Kovic’s impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans Movement picks up where Born on the Fourth of July leaves off.

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