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JOHN WAYNE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH
Author: Michael Munn
Publisher: PENGUIN/PUTNAM (PENGUIN ACCT), Mar 2005
No legend ever walked taller than Hollywood icon John Wayne. Now, Munn's startling new biography sets the record straight on why Wayne didn't serve in World War II, on director John Ford's contribution to Wayne's career & more. 6x9 inches, 400 pgs.
The Controversial New Biography of the Ultimate Movie Star? Revealing the Never-Before-Told Secrets of a Towering Hollywood Icon.
No legend ever walked taller than Hollywood icon John Wayne. Now, author Michael Munn's startling new biography sets the record straight on why Wayne didn't serve in World War II, on director John Ford's contribution to Wayne's career, and the mega-star's highs and lows: three failed marriages, and two desperate battles with cancer. Munn also discloses publicly, for the first time, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's plot to assassinate Wayne because of his outspoken, potentially influential anti-Communist views. Drawing on time spent with Wayne on the set of Brannigan - and almost 100 interviews with those who knew him - Munn's rare, behind-the-scenes look proves this "absolute all-time movie star" was as much a hero in real life as he ever was on-screen.
Author Michael Munn tells all about the man he calls "the absolute all-time movie star"
The professional highs and lows
His three failed marriages
His two desperate battles with cancer
His classic film roles
And the first-time-ever public disclosure of the Communist conspiracy to kill John Wayne
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"[An] affectionate and enjoyable biography...John Wayne?s time may have come again in the aftermath of September 11...They simply don?t make films like that, or stars like John Wayne, any more." ?London Sunday Telegraph