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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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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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John Wayne's Family Values

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In honor of the release of The Official John Wayne Collector's Edition, Vol. 28: Duke's Code for Life on April 2, we're offering a sneak peek at an exclusive article excerpt from the forthcoming issue. Read about Duke's family values and explore all his wisdom in Volume 28, available everywhere Tuesday.     Featured in The Official John Wayne Collector's Edition, Vol. 28   Striking a balance between work and family is one of the toughest challenges life tosses our way. Putting in the hours equates to providing for your spouse and children financially, but anyone can easily end up...

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