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John Wayne: The Legend and the Man: An Exclusive Look Inside Duke's Archive

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An undisputed American icon, John Wayne is recognized the world over for his signature drawl and confident swagger; the ultimate personification of American courage and honor. This fall, John Wayne Enterprises has chosen powerHouse Books to produce the first-ever exclusively authorized photographic record of his life, both on-screen and off.

John Wayne: The Legend and the
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by powerHouse Books (first published October 18th 2011)
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Jan 03, 2013 Lori rated it it was amazing

As recently as 2010 John Wayne was listed as America's third favourite actor behind only Johnny Depp and Denzel Washington.

I find that little fact amazing. Not because John Wayne wasn't a good actor, not because he didn't leave a huge body of work but because he's been gone for 34 years. THIRTY FOUR YEARS!

This gorgeous coffee table book put out by his estate is awesome. So many pictures, many never before seen family pictures. It includes a forward by Martin Scorsese, an essay by Patricia Boswor
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"John Wayne, the Legend and the Man" supplies an appealing look at the larger-than-life iconic movie star who came to symbolize the American character in the minds of many people. This hefty 2012 release chronicles Wayne's life and career in roughly chronological order. It offers up hundreds of black and white and color photographs, movie posters and remembrances from co-stars and friends that present a rare, behind-the-scenes and altogether charming portrait of Wayne, his family and friends, et

Jamie B.
Jan 22, 2016 Jamie B. rated it it was amazing
I have been a John Wayne fan since I was 13 years old. I'm 32, now, and still love watching his movies and learning more about him. This is a great book for any Wayne fan or movie buff. It's really interesting to see him away from the movie screen and out in real life. There are some great pictures of him with his kids and pictures of him as a kid; some are really touching, some will make you laugh, and some will just surprise you.

There are excerpts from letters and magazine articles and quotes
Jan Polep
Feb 22, 2013 Jan Polep rated it really liked it
Interesting, authorized 10-15 pound coffee table book of great photos, movie stills, and memorabilia connected with John Wayne. 4 wives, a posse of kids, and the ever present cigarette and drop dead handsome in the early pictures and so very good looking later on. The book doubles as a filmography. You're going to love it if you love the Duke.
Diane Dunham
Jul 30, 2013 Diane Dunham rated it it was amazing
Beautifully done. Beautiful photos of John Wayne the actor and John Wayne the family man. A must for all John Wayne fans.
Amanda Reimer
Jan 30, 2013 Amanda Reimer rated it really liked it
Was mostly a picture book, but was full of lots of photos I had not seen before. Was fun to look through.
Mark Luongo
Feb 23, 2013 Mark Luongo rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Duke film buffs!
Recommended to Mark by: Christmas present from Mom.
A wonderful pictorial about the Duke, his films and his life off stage.
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