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John Wayne's Wild West

An Illustrated History of Cowboys, Gunfights, Weapons, and Equipment

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

John Wayne is the most iconic cowboy actor of all time. His style brought to life a whole troupe of western characters, from rancher to cowboy to sheriff to scout. During his long career—in which he starred in over 175 films—Wayne’s work became fundamental to our understanding of the Old West. But how much of what we saw in his movies was “real?” In John Wayne’s Wild West, you will learn about the equipment, weapons, clothes, tack, boots, and other paraphernalia featured in Wayne’s westerns, including his personal favorite gun, the Winchester carbine. John Wayne’s Wild West is the book for fans of John Wayne movies and for history buffs alike.

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