To millions of movie fans, John Wayne was heroism personified, and to this day he is as big a star as he was in his prime. He was voted the 5th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly,
the 4th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere
Magazine, and the #13 greatest actor on The 50 Greatest Screen Legends list by the American Film Institute.
Here, in loving memory of the Duke thirty years after his death, is the updated and revised edition featuring never-before-seen photos and interviews. The legendary icon is made real through vivid anecdotes and observations from the insiders who worked, gambled, drank, and fought with Wayne’s outsized personality. Candid, funny, revealing, moving and inspiring, this two-fisted tribute shows John Wayne as the true hero he was.
“He gave the whole world the image of what an American should be.”
"To the people throughout the world, John Wayne is not just an actor, and a very fine actor - John Wayne is the United States of America".
Herb Fagen has written nine books, including Baby Bull (with Orlando Cepeda); Duke, We’re Glad We Knew You; George Burns in His Own Words; Nomo: The Inside Story of Baseball’s Hottest Sensation; and White Hats and Silver Spurs.