John Wayne

John Wayne

The Life and Legend

Book - 2014
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"A revelatory biography of the enduringly popular John Wayne that draws on more than 100 interviews as well as exclusive access to the files of Wayne's film production company to answer the question why he became and remains an iconic American figure"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2014
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781439199589
1439199582
Branch Call Number: 791.43028092 Wayne -E
Characteristics: 658 p. : ill. 25 cm

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Even if you're not a big Western fan, you're still sure to enjoy reading this detailed biography of "The Duke" (aka. John Wayne, aka. Marion Robert Morrison).

Looming over everyone at a towering 6'4" - Wayne, whose acting career spanned from 1926-1976, was one of Hollywood's biggest box-office draws for 30 of those years.

When it came to being "The Duke" - The man you saw on the big-screen was, indeed, the man who you met in real life.

Out of the 143 pictures that Wayne appeared in throughout his long career, 83 were Westerns.

This book, written by Scott Eyman, also includes 24 pages of photos.

*Note* - In 1976 - John Wayne (72 at the time) died of cancer of the stomach.

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2016Outback
Jul 13, 2016

A good read about an American film icon, keeping in mind we are only dealing with one of the top 'entertainers' of all time. Some interesting points made about Marion Morrison (aka john Wayne)

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smcrvl
Jul 03, 2014

Great book for the John Wayne fan pretty easy read

ChristchurchLib Jun 16, 2014

"Draws on first-person interviews in a revelatory portrait that includes coverage of his early life with his difficult parents, his anti-Communist conservative beliefs and his stormy marriages." Biography and Memoir June 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/e76de127-9f54-4458-8077-5d8066564263?postId=54838571-24e0-4163-a99d-324dcb72dea9

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DENNIS HENLEY
Jun 14, 2014

Very enjoyable reading. The last chapters dealing John Wayne's death are heartbreaking.

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