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John Wayne virtually defined the role of the cowboy and the soldier, playing the gruff man of decency, the hero who always came through when the chips were down. Yet as the Cold War progressed, critics gradually turned away from him. This biography attempts to restore Wayne to his rightful importance by excavating his abiding "Americanness". Photos.

John Wayne: American 1995, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780029238370

29th edition