Hear Bruce Springsteen read new Born On The Fourth Of July foreword

Audiobook edition of Ron Kovic's anti-war memoir is due next week

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Bruce Springsteen has recorded a new introduction to the audiobook edition of Ron Kovic’s anti-war memoir, Born On The Fourth Of July.

In the foreword, Springsteen reveals how he first discovered the book in 1978 – two years after its original publication. By coincidence, he met and befriended Kovic who brought Springsteen to a veterans’ centre in Venice, California. The experience inspired Springsteen to stage a concert to benefit the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and the Mental Health Association in Los Angeles in 1981.


Springsteen’s foreward features on a new audiobook edition of the book, which will be released on July 4 to mark the book’s 40th anniversary. It also features the narration of voice actor Holter Graham.

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