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With 16 pages of photographs/ Minor binding / cover creases. No writing or damage noticed /page tanning; Avon; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; The appeal of the characters played by John Wayne in the movies is that of a strong man who seeks justice and honor by defeating bad guys. Wayne's personality is close to the characters he played in his movies. He is true to his friends and a foe to his enemies. Wayne was a college football player who later appeared in over 250 movies; some are classics, some just average. This book has details on his movies. Wayne survived a near bankruptcy and a lung cancer operation (smoking cigarettes). He had a contrary personality. Mike Tomkies spent several weeks with John Wayne before writing this 149-page book. It lists all of his films from 1929 to 1970. Wayne won an Oscar for "True Grit". [He should have won for "The Sands of Iwo Jima". ] This is not a "definitive biography"