A top box-office draw for more than three decades-starring in 142 films from Stagecoach and True Grit, for which he won the Oscar, to The Quiet Man and The Green Berets-John Wayne's life and career paralleled nearly the entire twentieth century, from the Depression through World War II to the upheavals of the 1960s. Setting his life within the sweeping political and social transformations that defined the nation, acclaimed biographer Marc Eliot's masterful portrait of the man they called Duke is a remarkable in-depth look at a life and the "American Century" itself.
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"Iowan John ÒDukeÓ WayneÕs life is extensively examined through a well-researched, film-centered biography. WayneÕs savvy personal, business, and entertainment decisions are highlighted within the context of the American icon he became. Pete LarkinÕs steady, workmanlike narration fails to inspire the listenerÕs interest in the myriad details on film production, box office figures, and WayneÕs personal life. While authoritative, LarkinÕs overall audio performance is flat. W.A.G. "
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