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John Wayne

John Wayne

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In John Wayne: My Father, Aissa Wayne delves into her father's childhood, his film career, and his life off the screen. The result is an affecting portrait that offers a new perspective on one of America's most enduring hero's humanity.

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In John Wayne: My Father, Aissa Wayne delves into her father's childhood, his film career, and his life off the screen. The result is an affecting portrait that offers a new perspective on one of America's most enduring hero's humanity.

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Library Journal
Born in 1956 to John Wayne and his third wife, Pilar, the author witnessed the passing of her father from movie star to American icon. Not surprisingly, he was a stern father--harder on his sons than his little girl. Unlike Christina Crawford's book about her mother, Joan, this is no Duke Dearest; Wayne comes off as a fully rounded person, ultimately held in a sympathetic light. There's little here that hasn't already been suggested in many Wayne bios, although the author does contest the claims made by her father's last personal secretary, Pat Stacy, that the two were open lovers.-- Thomas Wie ner, formerly with ``American Film,'' Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878339594
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.56(d)

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John Wayne 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aissa Wayne tells the story of a man that seemed sureal to her. This great man did not seem fallable. Yet later on she explains that he was just a man and she only thought of him as 'daddy.' Being an avid Wayne fan I enjoyed this book immensely, however, the writing left something to be desired.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago