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Quotable John Wayne: The Grit and Wisdom of an American Icon

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Perhaps best known for his classic movie lines, such as "Fill your hands, you sons-of-bitches!" from True Grit, the late actor John Wayne often displayed a spontaneous and biting wit when away from the screen as well. When a reporter from the Harvard Crimson sarcastically asked Wayne if he looked at himself as an "American Legend," for example, the Duke replied: "Well, not being a Harvard man, I don't look at myself any more than necessary." This small gem of inspiration contains Wayne anecdotes on God and ...
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The Quotable John Wayne: The Grit and Wisdom of an American Icon

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Overview

Perhaps best known for his classic movie lines, such as "Fill your hands, you sons-of-bitches!" from True Grit, the late actor John Wayne often displayed a spontaneous and biting wit when away from the screen as well. When a reporter from the Harvard Crimson sarcastically asked Wayne if he looked at himself as an "American Legend," for example, the Duke replied: "Well, not being a Harvard man, I don't look at myself any more than necessary." This small gem of inspiration contains Wayne anecdotes on God and country, the old West, friends and family, and acting, and concludes with quotes from others about John Wayne the actor and John Wayne the man.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589793323
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/25/2007
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 239,299
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Leah Mueller is a lifelong trivia buff and author of Name That Boat! She lives in Royal Oaks, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2008

    Johnny Better than Ever

    If you are John Wayne Fan, this book deserves to be in your collection. The quotes are great and compiled wonderfully. Like John Wayne the book is simple and easy to read. Reading the quotes, you better understand some of John's life choices.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

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    An American Hero

    This little gem contains the wisdom of John Wayne -- a wonderful look at America, the American family and the importance of the American Way of Life.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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