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Overview of the Ron Kovic papers
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Writings and slides, relating to the Vietnam War. Includes the manuscript of the book by Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July (New York, 1976).
Vietnam war veteran and anti-war activist, Kovic wrote the autobiography Born on the Fourth of July published in 1976. A film of same title, directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Cruise, was released in 1989.
2 oversize boxes (1.2 linear feet)
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