John Wayne's Wild West: An Illustrated History of Cowboys, Gunfighters, Weapons, and Equipment

Overview

John Wayne is the most iconic cowboy actor of all time. His style brought to life a whole troupe of western characters, from rancher to cowboy to sheriff to scout. During his long career?in which he starred in over 175 films?Wayne?s work became fundamental to our understanding of the Old West. But how much of what we saw in his movies was ?real?? In John Wayne?s Wild West, you will learn about the equipment, weapons, clothes, tack, boots, and other paraphernalia featured in Wayne?s westerns, including his ...

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Overview

John Wayne is the most iconic cowboy actor of all time. His style brought to life a whole troupe of western characters, from rancher to cowboy to sheriff to scout. During his long career—in which he starred in over 175 films—Wayne’s work became fundamental to our understanding of the Old West. But how much of what we saw in his movies was “real?” In John Wayne’s Wild West, you will learn about the equipment, weapons, clothes, tack, boots, and other paraphernalia featured in Wayne’s westerns, including his personal favorite gun, the Winchester carbine. John Wayne’s Wild West is the book for fans of John Wayne movies and for history buffs alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781629143446
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/2/2014
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,082,604

Meet the Author


Bruce Wexler has had a lifelong fascination with American culture, from Western movies to cars to toys. He lived for many years in Pennsylvania before returning home to his native England. Previous books include The Wild, Wild West of Louis L’Amour and John Wayne's Wild West. He lives in London.
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