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Duke: A Love Story, An Intimate Memoir of John Wayne's Last Years
Duke A Love Story An Intimate Memoir of John Wayne's Last Years Author:Pat Stacy with Beverly Linet Duk: A Love Story is a stunning, deeply moving book: the warm, funny, tender, and finally, tragic story of the last years of one of America's most beloved men--by the woman he loved. — John Wayne and Pat Stacy were together for seven years. For all those years she was his secretary and companion; for the last five the woman he loved, openly and w... more »ith pride, and who loved him back. They shared everything together, alone and with his family and friends, and the Wayne she gives us is very different from the Wayne of legend.
This is "Duke" the man, tender, loving, stubborn, generous, cantankerous, impulsive, humorous, and finally, full of rage at the cancer he had to battle for the second time in his life; the cancer that, as Stacy cared for him day after day and shared his agony, cut away at the man who had been so vital and strong--but to which he refused to succumb.
Duke: A Love Story is a revelation, a book full of joy and sorrow and courage--the real John Wayne brought to vivid, loving life.« less