God Bless John Wayne

Private investigator Kinky Friedman tries to help his friend Ratso find his real mother, in an adventure that uncovers a couple of stiffs, a possible inheritance, and a murder plot

Author: Kinky Friedman

Publisher: Kinky Friedman Novels (Paperba

ISBN: 055357633X

Category: Fiction

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Private investigator Kinky Friedman tries to help his friend Ratso find his real mother, in an adventure that uncovers a couple of stiffs, a possible inheritance, and a murder plot
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So were executed serial killer John Wayne Gacy and dismemberment victim John Wayne Bobbitt. A decade and a half after the Duke's death, bumper stickers still proclaim, “God Bless John Wayne,” while advertisements for The Gap assure ...

Author: Ronald L. Davis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Almost two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America’s favorite movie star. More than an actor, Wayne is a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne’s human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne’s story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979. This is not a story of instant fame: only after a decade in budget westerns did Wayne receive serious consideration, for his performance in John Ford’s 1939 film Stagecoach. From that point on, his skills and popularity grew as he appeared in such classics as Fort Apache, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searches, The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, and True Grit. A man’s ideal more than a woman’s, Wayne earned his popularity without becoming either a great actor or a sex symbol. In all his films, whatever the character, John Wayne portrayed John Wayne, a persona he created for himself: the tough, gritty loner whose mission was to uphold the frontier’s--and the nation’s--traditional values. To depict the different facets of Wayne’s life and career, Davis draws on a range of primary and secondary sources, most notably exclusive interviews with the people who knew Wayne well, including the actor’s costar Maureen O’Hara and his widow, Pilar Wayne. The result is a well-balanced, highly engaging portrait of a man whose private identity was eventually overshadowed by his screen persona--until he came to represent America itself.
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Western Movie References in American Literature

Duke's other remarkable westerns include James Edward Grant's Angel and the Badman (1947), John Farrow's Hondo (1953), ... Kinky Friedman gave the title to his mystery God BlessJohn Wayne (1995) from the lyrics of his own song “People ...

Author: Henryk Hoffmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786493241

Category: Performing Arts

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References to western movies scattered over some 250 works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. The data cover films from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007) and the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both “A” and “B” productions.
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God Bless America

John Wayne. The term John Wayne (the movie name of Marion Morrison, 1909–79) can mean a “heroic person” or a “reckless, daring showy person,” due to Wayne's star movie roles and his off-camera political views.

Author: Robert Hendrickson

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628735987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Queen’s English has no place across the pond, where a long history of defiance, creativity, and originality has made its way into the everyday vocabulary of Americans coast-to-coast. God Bless America is an informative and entertaining guide to the meaning and history beneath our uniquely American words and phrases. Robert Hendrickson makes it clear that whether you’re ordering “fried chicken” or heading out to see a “movie,” you are celebrating contributions to the English language made by Americans, both famous and forgotten. With extensive research and a passion for language, Hendrickson furthers our understanding of the familiar and introduces us to the more obscure artifacts of American speech. God Bless America provides the definitions and background for many uniquely American phrases and terms, such as: • Bald eagle • Boston baked beans • Five-and-ten • Give ’em hell • Lazy Susan • Sho’ nuff • Yankee Doodle • And more! A dictionary packed full of historical accounts, etymological peculiarities, and imaginative spirit, God Bless America represents not only the American language but also the American people. This book provides an undeniable resource for travelers, patriots, and Anglophiles from all walks of life.
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John Wayne

Your mother, God bless her, when she was dyin', the last thing she said on earth was, “go get 'em, J.D.'” And I been goin' and gettin' 'em ever since, till it's no longer just my job. It's part of my life. And that's what I want you to ...

Author: Richard D. McGhee

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476628240

Category: Performing Arts

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After the death of Marion Morrison, known as John Wayne, in 1979, President Jimmy Carter said that Wayne “was bigger than life. In an age of few heroes, he was the genuine article. But he was more than a hero; he was a symbol of many of the qualities that made America great.” The first section of this study concentrates on Wayne’s style of work and sphere of action as an actor: The man who works for a living and is concerned with his audience and the constraints of his immediate environment. The second section examines the artist: the man who lives in his art, who disappears into his character as an archetype of human fears and desires. Analyses of films that have made Wayne a hero are presented in the third section. A comprehensive filmography and numerous photographs are included.
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Probing Popular Culture

Not Hopalong but the Duke, John Wayne, is the Cowboy of the Century. ... Ronald Davis' Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne, Kinky Friedman's God Bless John Wayne, Garry Wills' John Wayne's America: The Politics of Celebrity, ...

Author: Marshall Fishwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136765520

Category: Computers

Page: 308

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“When it comes to seeing depth and lateral connections in the development of popular culture, nobody exceeds Marshall Fishwick.” -Canadian Psychology In Probing Popular Culture: On and Off the Internet, one of the leading authorities in American and popular culture studies presents an eye-opening examination o
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Born on the Fourth of July

TIGHTEN UP! god bless my senior drill instructor god bless the president PLATOON HALT! god bless the batallion commander god bless chesty puller god bless john wayne From the halls of Montezuma BY THE RIGHT FLANK!

Author: Ron Kovic

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 9781617754708

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"Classic and timeless." --New York Times "The book details Kovic's entering of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception." --Rolling Stone "Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of its author's transition from war hawk to protestor after being paralyzed in Vietnam, and coming home to a lukewarm reception. It's no coincidence that 'Born in The U.S.A.' tells very much the same tale." --Billboard "Kovic's book follows him from star high school wrestler to a patriotic American inspired by John F. Kennedy to join the marines to the traumatic 1968 wartime injury that left him paralyzed from the chest down to his emergence as an outspoken anti-war activist." --Hollywood Reporter "The 1976 book, which was made into an Oscar winning film starring Tom Cruise in 1989, details Kovic's period in the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before he became an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralysed him and he returned home to a cold reception." --NME "He was born in the U.S.A.--and on the 4th of July. Bruce Springsteen narrates a foreword he wrote in the new audiobook edition of Born on the Fourth of July, Ron Kovic's anti-Vietnam War memoir." --New York Daily News "There is no better time than Independence Day to listen [to] The Boss’ iconic voice on the foreword and this great work of art." --Examiner "For the 40th anniversary of the book, which became a movie in the ‘80s starring Tom Cruise, a new print edition was issued with a foreword written by Bruce Springsteen, and the audiobook is the only place where you can hear Bruce read his foreword directly to you. That’s right, the Boss sets the tone for this extremely powerful and moving memoir in a way that you won’t want to miss." --Omnivoracious "Forty years ago the Vietnam vet from Massapequa--wounded in combat and in a wheelchair ever since--published his classic war memoir, later made into a film with Tom Cruise. The anniversary edition features a foreword by Bruce Springsteen. Kovic's new book, Hurricane Street, chronicles the 1970s activism of the American Veterans Movement." --Newsday "Born on the Fourth of July chronicles Kovic's transformation from a gung-ho soldier entering the Vietnam War to his return home as a paralyzed man. His experiences overseas, as well as the terrible way he was treated when he came back, made Kovic's book one of the antiwar movement's most celebrated works." --Ultimate Classic Rock "Kovic entered of the Vietnam War as a fierce, pro-war patriot before becoming an outspoken peace activist after an injury paralyzed him and he returned home to a cold reception as a veteran. His book tells his story." --Radio.com "Born on the Fourth of July tells the story of Kovic's enlistment and how he became disillusioned with the war over time and especially after he returned home to the States. Many of the book's themes are echoed in Springsteen's hit song, 'Born in the U.S.A.'" --Asbury Park Press With a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen. This New York Times best seller (more than one million copies sold), presented here in a special fortieth-anniversary edition with a brand-new foreword by Bruce Springsteen, details the author's life story (portrayed by Tom Cruise in the Oliver Stone film)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his severe battlefield injury, to his role as the country's most outspoken anti–Vietnam War advocate, spreading his message from his wheelchair.
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If God Is Your Co Pilot Swap Seats

And then I saw one this week that read, "God Bless John Wayne." I pulled up to see a guy wearing a cowboy hat. He was so into the John Wayne syndrome that when we stopped at a traffic light, I fully expected him to roll ...

Author: James W. Moore

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426724244

Category: Religion


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Jesus gave us the good news that if we make God our number-one priority, then everything else will fall into place, and our life will be full of joy, purpose, mission, meaning, and fulfillment. In the words of author James W. Moore: There's a saying that goes, “If God is your co-pilot, swap seats!” I think its message is something we all need to hear, namely this: Don’t just take God along for the ride. Rather, let God do the driving! Put God in the driver’s seat of your life. Don’t make God your assistant; ask God to be the chief pilot on your life’s journey. God is not only a comfort, God is a joy. God is the source of all pleasure. God is light and laughter. God is the Giver of Life, real life, abundant life, full life, meaningful life, joyful life, eternal life. And our chief purpose is to celebrate God, and to serve God, and to enjoy God forever.
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Not Thinkin Just Rememberin The Making of John Wayne s The Alamo

After a brief conversation with Rogers, Wayne, wearing his Red River Double D belt buckle, donned his “lucky” cavalry hat he had worn in numerous ... And asked God's blessing on the film, and I thought that was, that was something.

Author: John Farkis

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts

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Not Thinkin'... Just Rememberin'... is a tour de force. This manuscript is very thorough and exhaustively researched. The sheer size of the manuscript might seem intimidating, but what else should one expect when The Alamo and John Wayne are the subjects? Of course, The Alamo is no ordinary movie, so the telling of the making of the movie is no small feat. Mr. Farkis is an adept writer. He knows his subject extremely well. His knowledge is intensive and extensive. It's quite easy to tell that, while he is a scholar, he is also a fan of both The Alamo and John Wayne. He does a great job of keeping the retelling of this information entertaining and interesting. The story of the making of the Alamo is told chronologically. This is the best way to tell the story because this allows for several other sub-stories to be told while the main story is unfolding. The tone and writing style is very approachable and open. It works well for this manuscript. There are many lighthearted moments that help anchor the overall manuscript, and they serve as counterpoints to the weightier discussions about politics, disagreements, and money issues that surrounded John Wayne's ambitious endeavor.
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Cowboy Cocktails

The Cowboy Cocktails Movie Thee-ater The Alamo, 1960 *** '/2 A John Wayne-fest El Dorado, 1967 **** '/1 John Wayne, ... 1952 God Bless John Wayne by Kinky Friedman Bantam Books, 1996 lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Pocket Books, ...

Author: Grady Spears

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 9780307815361

Category: Cooking

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Cowboys may be tough and gritty, but their beverages can be as smooth and refreshing as a mornin' sunrise. "Fishin' with a Worm," "Drugstore Cowboy Shake," "Branding Iron" -- these are just a few of the thirst-quenching libations served up in COWBOY COCKTAILS, the best drink collection this side of the muddy Mississippi. Step into the world of hot days, hard work, and dusty afternoons, and treat yourself to a bona fide cowboy cocktail straight from the heart of Texas. This is the perfect partner to the cookbook A COWBOY IN THE KITCHEN by Grady Spears.
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