American titan: searching for John Wayne

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An in-depth biography of the legendary film hero who became a symbol of American masculinity and patriotism explores the many contradictions of his life and how his career paralleled much of the twentieth century.
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous, Large type books, Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, Wayne, John, -- 1907-1979
title_display American titan : searching for John Wayne
title_full American Titan Searching for John Wayne, American titan : searching for John Wayne / Marc Eliot, American titan : searching for John Wayne [electronic resource] / Marc Eliot, American titan [text, (large print)] : searching for John Wayne / Marc Eliot
title_short American titan :
title_sub searching for John Wayne
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Large type books, Motion picture actors and actresses, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Wayne, John