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The Resource Hurricane Street, Ron Kovic

Hurricane Street, Ron Kovic

Label
Hurricane Street
Title
Hurricane Street
Statement of responsibility
Ron Kovic
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. This was a short-lived and chaotic but ultimately successful movement to improve the deplorable conditions in VA hospitals across the country. Hurricane Street is their story--one that resonates deeply today--told by Kovic in the passionate and brutally honest style that led to over one million sales of Born on the Fourth of July
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kovic, Ron
Dewey number
959.70438
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB369
LC item number
.K68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kovic, Ron
  • United States
  • Veterans
  • Veterans
  • Medicine, Military
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
Label
Hurricane Street, Ron Kovic
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hospital -- The strike -- The aftermath
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781617754494
Lccn
2015954057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 926824710
  • (OCoLC)926824710
Label
Hurricane Street, Ron Kovic
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hospital -- The strike -- The aftermath
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781617754494
Lccn
2015954057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 926824710
  • (OCoLC)926824710

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