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The Duke, the Longhorns, and Chairman Mao : John Wayne's political odyssey

Author: Steven Travers
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1966. The year of change. The year of division. The middle of the 1960s, the great dividing line between what America had been, and what it became. All of it, in all its color, glory, and ugliness, came symbolically together on a hot, humid weekend in Austin, Texas.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: John Wayne; John Wayne
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Travers
ISBN: 9781589798977 158979897X 1589798988 9781589798984
OCLC Number: 857277430
Description: xiv, 265 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: America, why I love her --
Little Duke --
The Duke of Troy --
The Duke of Hollywood --
The Duke of war --
Propaganda, the blacklist, and the Hollywood right --
Duke gets his due --
Republican Duke --
The Duke of Orange County --
Duke vs. Stalin --
Duke vs. Chairman Mao --
Duke's Trojan War --
"The eyes of Texas" --
Battle royal.
Responsibility: Steven Travers.

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1966. The year of change. The year of division. The middle of the 1960s, the great dividing line between what America had been, and what it became. All of it, in all its color, glory, and ugliness, came symbolically together on a hot, humid weekend in Austin, Texas.

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Don't pick up this book expecting to soon put it down. A veritable parade of characters populates its pages: Richard Nixon and Nikita Khrushchev; Ted Williams and Ronald Reagan; Ward Bond and Maureen Read more...

 
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