John Wayne's America: The Politics of Celebrity, Garry Wills
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John Wayne's America: The Politics of Celebrity

Author: Garry Wills

Narrator: Garry Wills

Abridged: 2 hr 38 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 03/01/1997

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Synopsis

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg brings his eloquence, wit, and on-target perceptions of American life and politics to this fascinating, well-drawn protrait of a twentieth-century hero. In this work of great originality, the biography of an idea, Garry Wills shows how John Wayne came to embody Amercian values and influenced our cultoure to a degree unmatched by any other public figure of his time. In Wills's hands, Waynes story is tranformed into a compelling narrative about the intersection of popular entertainment and political realities in mid-twentieth-century America.

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