658 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
"A revelatory biography of the enduringly popular John Wayne that draws on more than 100 interviews as well as exclusive access to the files of Wayne's film production company to answer the question why he became and remains an iconic American figure"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 623-628) and index.
Part one : 1907-1939 -- Part two : 1939-1952 -- Part three : 1952-1961 -- Part four : 1961-1979.