John Wayne's America
By (author) Garry Wills
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John Wayne's America by Garry Wills
Book DescriptionThe Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lincoln at Gettysburg" brings his eloquence, wit, and on-target perceptions of American life and politics to this fascinating, well-drawn protrait of a twentieth-century hero. In this work of great originality-- the biography of an idea-- Garry Wills shows how John Wayne came to embody Amercian values and influenced our culture to a degree unmatched by any other public figure of his time. In Wills's hands, Waynes story is tranformed into a compelling narrative about the intersection of popular entertainment and political realities in mid-twentieth-century America.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684838830
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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