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Leading By Example: John Wayne's Work Ethic According To Those Who Knew Him Best

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Working in Hollywood for half a century, John Wayne got to know quite a few people. Whether he was their crewmate, their co-star or their director, Duke was consistently called a tireless worker, a mentor figure and all-around stand-up guy by any with whom he shared a set. The same could be said by those who knew Duke behind the scenes. He consistently lived up to his own legacy, proving himself to be the genuine article in the process. Take a closer look at the legend from those who loved him most in Volume 38 of The Official John Wayne...

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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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