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John Wayne's Five Most Important Lessons

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John Wayne's legacy isn't limited to the big screen. His advice, personal morality and commitment to integrity have long outlived the man who could make a 10-gallon hat look small. Duke lived his life by a code and the characters he portrayed on-screen did as well. In the new book, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from John Wayne, we explore a collection of Duke's best lessons, pulled straight from his beloved films. While Duke might have cast a long shadow, there's no reason we can't all aspire to measure up to the example he left behind. Keep reading...

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Big Screen Marines: The Story of John Wayne's Sands of Iwo Jima

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John Wayne's love for his country was unparalleled, and at the center of that love was an immense respect for the men and women who defend our freedom. Duke devoted much of his career on the big screen to portraying members of the Armed Services as a form of tribute, but he was always eager to do more. Whether it be volunteering to serve them holiday meals, traveling to war-torn countries to lift their spirits or inviting them into his home for a nightcap, Duke always found meaningful ways to express his gratitude to those in uniform. And while John Wayne...

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Duke's Floating Escape: The Wild Goose

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Having given more than 50 years of his life to the film industry, John Wayne was a cinematic legend in his own time. While his contributions to the big screen were enough to keep him in the pop-culture consciousness for generations to come, beneath the persona of “John Wayne” was a man whose personal life was of equally mythic proportions. His hilarious hijinks with friends, his adventures on the open sea and his hearty appetite are among the many facts about Duke that seem almost too good to be true. But they are. In the 30th installment of The Official...

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John Wayne's Chipotle Flank Steak Recipe

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  A man like Duke needs fuel to keep him going and if there's one thing John Wayne loved, it's a steak served charred medium. Take a peek inside the Wayne family kitchen with this flavorful Chipotle Flank Steak recipe, smothered in a spicy adobo sauce. You'll find more summer recipes in the new Official John Wayne Guide to Grilling, available HERE. John Wayne's Chipotle Flank Steak Recipe     Provisions: 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup honey Juice of 2 limes 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves 3 garlic cloves, grated 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 chipotle in adobo sauce,...

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How John Wayne Made True Grit an Instant Classic

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  This year marks the 50th anniversary of what some would argue is John Wayne's most iconic role, as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. to celebrate his Oscar-winning turn as the "one-eyed fat man," we've created an all-new edition of the John Wayne Official Collector's Edition. In Volume 29, fans of Duke will not only gain detailed insight into the making of the classic film but also a closer look at how Duke's legacy of living life with conviction continues to inspire. Below, read an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming magazine and keep an eye out for the new issue,...

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