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  • Born on the Fourth of July | Ron Kovic

    Born on the Fourth of July

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ron Kovic
    • Narrated By Holter Graham, Bruce Springsteen - introduction
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    This New York Times best seller (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.

    Susie says: "Read it and rejoice, read it and weep—Springsteen"
  • Hurricane Street | Ron Kovic

    Hurricane Street

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Ron Kovic
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
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    In the spring of 1974, as the last American troops were being pulled out of Vietnam, Ron Kovic and a small group of other severely injured veterans in a California VA hospital launched the American Veterans Movement. In a phenomenal feat of political organizing, Kovic corralled his fellow AVM members into staging a sit-in, and then a hunger strike, in the Los Angeles office of Senator Alan Cranston, demanding better treatment of injured and disabled veterans.

    Susie says: "A Story I'll Never Forget"
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