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Download e-book for kindle: American Titan: Searching for John Wayne by Marc Eliot

By Marc Eliot

ISBN-10: 0062269038

ISBN-13: 9780062269034

From the veteran ny instances bestselling biographer comes a tremendous, in-depth examine some of the most enduring American icons of all time, “the Duke,” John Wayne.

As he did in his bestselling biographies of Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood, acclaimed Hollywood biographer Marc Eliot digs deep underneath the parable during this revealing examine the main mythical Western movie hero of all time; the guy with the targeted voice, stroll, and demeanor who used to be an proposal to many and a logo of yankee masculinity, strength, and patriotism.

Eliot will pay tribute to the guy and the parable, opting for and studying the numerous fascinating contradictions that made John Wayne who he used to be: an Academy Award-winning actor linked to cowboys and squaddies who didn’t like horses and not served in a battle; a Republican icon who voted for Democrats Roosevelt and Truman; a white guy frequently accused of racism who married 3 Mexican other halves. listed here are tales of the flicks he made well-known in addition to a variety of associates and mythical colleagues reminiscent of John Ford, Maureen O’Hara, Natalie wooden, and Dean Martin.

A best box-office draw for greater than 3 decades—starring in 142 motion pictures from 'Stagecoach' and 'True Grit', for which he gained the Oscar to 'The Quiet Man' and 'The eco-friendly Berets'—John Wayne’s existence and occupation paralleled approximately the complete 20th century, from the melancholy via international conflict II to the upheavals of the Sixties. environment his lifestyles in the sweeping political and social alterations that outlined the country, Eliot’s masterful portrait of the fellow they referred to as Duke is a impressive extensive examine a existence and the “American Century” itself.

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