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John Wayne"s America

Garry Wills

John Wayne"s America

the politics of celebrity

by Garry Wills

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wayne, John, -- 1907-1979,
  • Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-351) and indexes.

    StatementGarry Wills.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2287.W454
    The Physical Object
    Pagination380 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages380
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22307681M
    ISBN 100684808234

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