American Titan

Searching for John Wayne
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD14605
Released: Nov 04, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483048833
Narrator/s: Pete Larkin
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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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Author(s): Marc Eliot
Narrator(s): Pete Larkin
Product Number Z100086997
Released: Nov 04, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062378286
Author(s): Marc Eliot
Product Number EB00234575
Released: Nov 04, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Dey Street Books
ISBN: #9780062269034

Professional reviews

"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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