John Wayne's America by Garry Wills audiobook

John Wayne's America: The Politics of Celebrity

By Garry Wills
Read by Garry Wills

Simon & Schuster Audio
2.63 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780743548946

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg brings his eloquence, wit, and on-target perceptions of American life and politics to this fascinating, well-drawn portrait of a twentieth-century hero. In this work of great originality—the biography of an idea—Garry Wills shows how John Wayne came to embody American values and influenced our culture to a degree unmatched by any other public figure of his time. In Wills's hands, Wayne's story is transformed into a compelling narrative about the intersection of popular entertainment and political realities in mid-twentieth-century America.

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln at Gettysburg brings his eloquence, wit, and on-target perceptions of American life and politics to this fascinating, well-drawn portrait of a twentieth-century hero. In this work of great originality—the biography of an idea—Garry Wills shows how John Wayne came to embody American values and influenced our culture to a degree unmatched by any other public figure of his time. In Wills's hands, Wayne's story is transformed into a compelling narrative about the intersection of popular entertainment and political realities in mid-twentieth-century America.

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Author Bio: Garry Wills

Author Bio: Garry Wills

Garry Wills is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 2.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English