"Give the American people a good cause, and there's nothing they can't lick."
- John Wayne
Nobody loved this country more than John Wayne, and nobody had more gratitude to the everyday Americans who put on a uniform and held the line than Duke. He brought to the big screen heroic exploits of our country's servicemen and -women in the films such as Sands of Iwo Jima, The Longest Day and more, creating memorable characters and crafting epic talks while honoring our nation's heroes as only John Wayne could.
But what many fans don't know is that the actor's work was jut the tip of the iceberg when it came to supporting the troops. With Fighting for Freedom, the Wayne Family has opened up its archives to reveal personal letters between Duke and the troops, unforgettable photographs of the actor visiting the front lines in Vietnam, and comments from our soldiers about why John Wayne's movies represent the best values of the American military tradition.
Inside you'll find:
- Exclusive letters and other correspondence between Duke and American soldiers, from the most humble private to Commanders in Chief
- Stories from family and friends about how Duke always made time for the troops
- Insights from soldiers recounting the John Wayne movies that inspired them
Fighting for Freedom offers anyone who loves John Wayne and America the ultimate celebration of both.
Hardcover: 208 pages