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John Wayne: The Man Behind the Myth

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No legend ever walked taller than Hollywood icon John Wayne. Now, author Michael Munn's startling new biography sets the record straight on why Wayne didn't serve in World War II, on director John Ford's contribution to Wayne's career, and the mega-star's highs and lows: three failed marriages, and two desperate battles with cancer. Munn also discloses publicly, for the first time, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's plot to assassinate Wayne because of his outspoken, potentially influential anti-Communist views. Drawing on time spent with Wayne on the set of Brannigan- and almost 100 interviews with those who knew him-Munn's rare, behind-the-scenes look proves this "absolute all-time movie star" was as much a hero in real life as he ever was on-screen.

Synopsis:

The controversial new biography of the ultimate movie star reveals the never-before-told secrets of a towering Hollywood icon. "An affectionate and enjoyable biography."--"London Sunday Telegraph."

About the Author

Michael Munn has written 18 previous books, including biographies of Frank Sinatra, Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Gene Hackman, and Sharon Stone.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451214140
Author:
Munn, Michael
Publisher:
New American Library
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.08x5.98x.81 in. .94 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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