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Marion Morrison, born in Winterset, Iowa, also known as John Wayne, defined the myth of the Old West from the silver screen for five decades. This new book examines his early life and his first roles in Hollywood, uncovering the true stories behind the screen legend's highly publicized and sometimes controversial public life.
The Young Duke, undertaken with the assistance of the Wayne family, offers an unflinching look at this icon's early years. This book includes unpublished family photographs and many personal reminisences.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Chris Enss is an award-winning screenwriter and the author or coauthor of more than two dozen books. She lives in Grass Valley, California.
Howard Kazanjian is an award-winning producer and entertainment executive who for three decades has been producing television programs and feature films, including two of the highest grossing films of all time, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He lives in San Marino, California.
Kazanjian and Enss have coauthored several other books for Two Dot/Globe Pequot Press, including The Trials of Annie Oakley, The Cowboy and the Senorita, Mochi's War, Sam Sixkiller, Death Row All Stars, Happy Trails, Thunder Over the Prairie, and Ma Barker.