John Wayne

John Wayne

The Genuine Article

By Michael Goldman; Jimmy Carter (Foreword by); Ethan Wayne (Preface by)

Insight Editions, Hardcover, 9781608871162, 160pp.

Publication Date: June 2013

"John Wayne: The Genuine Article" provides readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time through a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, and interviews. This definitive book includes John Wayne Enterprises' collection of never-before-seen letters and telegrams as well as incredibly compelling text from Wayne's unfinished memoir. Important milestones in the Academy Award-winning actor, director, and producer's life are also well documented here through anecdotes, photos, and visually rich ephemera including boots, hats, and saddles. The story of John Wayne's rise, reach, and influence in American culture is alive and well in this brilliant opus. With a foreword by Jimmy Carter and a preface by his son Ethan Wayne, "John Wayne: The Genuine Article" presents the complete story of how an ordinary man became a top box office draw for six decades, and a larger-than-life Icon known simply as the Duke.

About the Author
Michael Goldman is of Swedish and American Indian descent. He was greatly influenced by his Indian grandmother, who introduced him to the beauty of the forest when he was a small boy. Being Swedish also meant being proud of his Viking heritage, which assisted in the development of this story.

Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of two-dozen books, including "A Full Life"; "An Hour Before Daylight"; "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" and "Our Endangered Values". He lives in Plains, Georgia.