Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond

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These were unique, complex, personal and professional relationships between master director John Ford and his two favorite actors, John Wayne and Ward Bond. The book provides a biography of each and a detailed exploration of Ford's work as it was intertwined with the lives and work of both Wayne and Bond (whose biography here is the first ever published).

The book reveals fascinating accounts of ingenuity, creativity, toil, perseverance, ...

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Overview

These were unique, complex, personal and professional relationships between master director John Ford and his two favorite actors, John Wayne and Ward Bond. The book provides a biography of each and a detailed exploration of Ford's work as it was intertwined with the lives and work of both Wayne and Bond (whose biography here is the first ever published).

The book reveals fascinating accounts of ingenuity, creativity, toil, perseverance, bravery, debauchery, futility, abuse, masochism, mayhem, violence, warfare, open- and closed-mindedness, control and chaos, brilliance and stupidity, rationality and insanity, friendship and a testing of its limits, love and hateā€”all committed by a "half-genius, half-Irish" cinematic visionary and his two surrogate sons: Three Bad Men.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786458547
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/22/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 260,111
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2014

    Highly recommended.

    I have read so much about John Wayne and John Ford that I couldn't wait to get this book and read about Ward Bond.

    I haven't finished it but am having a good read..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Waste Of Time!

    The author of Three Bad Men needed to find a different approach when he decided to attempt writing this book. I was hoping to discover something new regarding the featured subjects. Instead, the pages are filled with facts which are quoted from other authors. The book reminds me of a sixth grade incomplete book report.

    If a reader wants to discover interesting facts about Ward Bond or John Ford, there are several other authors who have written original somewhat humorous books. Try Harry Carey Jr's account of Life In The John Ford Stock Company. Also, Maureen O'Hara's autobiography, Tis Herself.

    The topic of John Wayne has produced many interesting books filled with original material which will give you a deeper understanding of the actor as a man, whose passion was the structure of creating good stories on film. Try reading Pilar Wayne's account of her marriage to Duke. Also, an account of the senior chapter's of Duke's life as told by his last secretary Pat Stacey. Last, but not least, read Aissa Wayne's recollection of her dad. All three of these books are available in softcover through Amazon.

    By the way, the author of Three Bad Men never described the final chapters of Wayne's career or personal life. The book ends with an overview of John Ford's passing.

    The book Three Bad Men was a real waste of my money......disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    ONE REVEIW!

    This is stupid.Only one person said somthing!AMEN SISTER;)

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