Born on the Fourth of July
NY, McGraw-Hill, (1976). One of the first of the personal accounts to come out in the aftermath of the war, and one of the angriest. Of all the memoirs prompted by experience in Vietnam, this one still resonates with a bitter irony that has not been surpassed, and is a vivid reminder of the human costs of that war. Made into a film for which Oliver Stone won an Oscar as director; he also co-wrote the screenplay with Kovic, who was played by Tom Cruise. The book is inscribed by the author in the year of publication: "For my good friends the Applebys, with peace and love." Foredge foxing; near fine in two near fine dust jackets. [#032831] SOLD

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