With over 140 lead performances throughout his prolific career, John Wayne was one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood history, and his legacy as an icon of the American West is without equal. Standing as the cinematic epitome of courage, loyalty, resilience and virtue, John Wayne brought an incredible depth of character to every role he portrayed on the silver screen. But what of the man behind the performances? What drove him to succeed as an actor? What gave him the strength to beat cancer, and to receive everything from the biggest awards in showbusiness to the Congressional Gold Medal? From Stagecoach to True Grit, this lavishly illustrated book retraces John Wayne s life in movies and is the perfect complement to the accompanying six DVDs which showcase 24 of his early classics. From Riders Of Destiny, West Of The Divide and The Lucky Texan to The Dawn Rider and Angel And The Badman, this action-packed collection pays tribute to a true Hollywood legend.