This book cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "John Wayne: The Life and Legend," by Scott Eyman. (AP Photo/Simon & Schuster)
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It would be easy to sell "John Wayne: The Life and Legend" with a picture of the Ringo Kid from "Stagecoach" (1939), the movie that made Wayne a star.Or a picture of the one-eyed marshal Rooster Cogburn from "True Grit" (1969), the role for which Wayne won an Oscar?Eyman presents John Wayne as what he really was -- a generally good-natured actor and filmmaker who created and maintained a persona that Americans took to heart. Wayne worked hard to learn his craft, developed a keen understanding of the movie business and became wildly successful at selling his product.While Wayne considered trying to parlay his new stature into a career as an all-around actor, the author says, he realized that John Wayne was a character worth developing.For nearly a half-century, Wayne excelled in the make-believe business. If you think you know John Wayne, you'll know him even better as a movie star -- and appreciate him even more as a person -- after reading "The Life and Legend".
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