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The Patriotic Sacrifice of Jimmy Stewart

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John Wayne knew America was built on the struggles and triumphs of tenacious people whose will to carry on in the face of incredible adversity forged an unparalleled cultural legacy of greatness. Whether onscreen or off, Duke sought to highlight the hardships, sacrifices and staggering circumstances these rugged individuals endured to form the backbone of our great nation. Featuring 125 pioneers, leaders, trailblazers and others from America's past and present, John Wayne's Book of American Grit celebrates the indomitable spirit of gutsy everyday Americans as well as cultural icons whose legendary stories of courage and resilience despite all odds will...

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Monument Valley: The Backdrop of John Wayne's American West

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Of the many roles he played in his five decades on screen, John Wayne is perhaps best remembered as a courageous cowboy—a role he played dozens of times on film in one form or another. Each time Duke donned a 10-gallon hat and saddled up in a film, he embodied the spirit of the American West, from the hardships to the heroism. In Volume 37 of The Official John Wayne Collector’s Edition, we’re exploring Duke’s path from humble stagehand to de facto face of the West. Take a peek into the issue with an excerpt below and order your copy...

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John Wayne's Easy-to-Make Beef Brisket

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Duke knew the family gathered around the table together shared much more than good food—they made memories, gave each other honest advice and strengthened the bonds of love through thick and thin. In The Official John Wayne 5-Ingredient Homestyle Cookbook you'll find delicious, authentic recipes you can whip up with just five or fewer ingredients, allowing you to focus on what really matters most—spending quality time with family and friends. Here's an exclusive taste! One of our favorite recipes from the cookbook, Easy-to-Make Beef Brisket, is so simple your horse could cook it. And don't forget to order your copy...

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John Wayne's 5 Most Life-Changing Moments

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Throughout his life and career, time and time again, John Wayne reached milestone after milestone. Whether triumphant, challenging, cathartic or heartbreaking, each of these events significantly shaped John Wayne into the icon we remember today. In the latest volume of The Official John Wayne Collector’s Edition, you’ll journey through a timeline of Duke’s life structured around these catalyzing events. By looking back on some of his most memorable moments, both on screen and off, we see a clearer image of the man behind the legend, and the reasons why John Wayne remains—in the words of Johnny Carson—“an American institution.” Get...

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John Wayne's Top Three Family Films

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Over the course of 50 years, John Wayne devoted himself to building one of the greatest careers in Hollywood history. But behind the scenes, Duke was focused on building a legacy he felt even more strongly about: that of a loving family. As you no doubt expect, John Wayne managed to be just as inspiring in the roles of father and husband as any he played on the big screen. And though the hectic nature of his career often kept him away from those he held dear, Duke made the most of his circumstances. These family values that he embodied...

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