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Take a Sneak Peek of The Official Collector's Edition John Wayne, Vol. 44— 100 Greatest Quotes Ranked & Rated

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A Resonant Legacy “ As Captain Jake Cutter famously says in 1961’s The Comancheros, “Words are what men live by...words they say and mean.” Though spoken by one of his characters, this quote could have just as easily come from the mouth of the real Duke. That’s the case with many of the most memorable lines from my father’s films. Whether intimidating, profound or just plain funny, the dialogue uttered by John Wayne characters consistently contains greater truths that resonate long after the end credits roll. In the following pages, we’ll look back on the greatest words ever spoken by...

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Hidden Gems: The Most Surprising Must-See Moment's of Duke's Career —Take a Sneak Peek of The Official Collector's Edition John Wayne, Vol. 43

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Cinema Spotlights! “In his efforts to constantly improve his craft, he made many film and television appearances that sometimes slip under the radar when discussing his body of work. Viewed today, these undersung entries tell a story beyond the ones playing out between the characters on screen, speaking directly to Duke’s desire to get it right.” —Ethan Wayne   The High and Mighty By the 1950s, John Wayne’s characters had already faced plenty of perilous situations on the big screen. From floods to fires to bloodthirsty bandits, the types of dangers Duke’s heroes typically encountered would likely scare the bejesus out...

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Take a Sneak Peek at John Wayne Special Collector's Edition, Volume 42--Gallery of Greatness

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Duke took great care to preserve the personal items that represented the many different aspects of his life. In The Official John Wayne Collector’s Edition, Volume 42 you’ll find a gallery-like presentation of everything from wardrobe pieces to personal letters to merchandise items. Whether they’re of sentimental significance or an iconic part of cinematic history, each of these items offers an intimate look at the life of a legend.   Duke traditionally celebrated the wrap of a production by giving the cast and crew members custom ceramic mugs as gifts to commemorate their time together. 1. A mug given to...

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Hurricane Preparedness by Survival Ready author Check Freedman

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A flooded street after catastrophic Hurricane Irma hit Fort Lauderdale, FL - September, 2017    Hurricane season is upon us. Some will never see even one in their  lifetime but for others, depending on where you are located, they are an annual occurrence. Search and Rescue Ground Team Leader and author of Survival Ready: Life Saving Skills and Expert Advice for Surviving Any Threat at Any Time, Check Freedman has prepared some basic guidelines for being prepared this hurricane season.  Prepare Your Home: Inside: Move your valuable or irreplaceable items as high up in your home as you can.  If...

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Lives That Shaped The Legend: A Unique Look at the People Who Made John Wayne "Duke"

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“Throughout his career, my father was commended for his many accomplishments, which were usually chalked up to his unwavering drive to succeed. While his work ethic was indeed the stuff of legend, John Wayne always made sure to acknowledge the fact that he would not be who he was without the support of so many others." --Ethan Wayne

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