A New York Times Bestseller John Wayne was one of Hollywood's biggest stars, but he was more than that. He became a symbol of America. Scott Eyman interviewed Wayne and his family members, and draws on many other resources to trace the Duke from childhood to stardom and beyond. Wayne once said, I've played the kind of man I'd like to have been. It's that man and the real John Wayne who are brilliantly profiled in this insightful biography of a true American legend.