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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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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
Marathon County Public Library MCPL

"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

Jan Polep
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
Beautifully done. Beautiful photos of John Wayne the actor and John Wayne the family man. A must for all John Wayne fans.
Amanda Reimer
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 5 of 5 stars
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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