Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker.
America, Why I Love Her is not only a book, but was also a record album that John Wayne recorded. On the inside fly leafs of the jacket is the following message:
Perhaps no person in recent times has been more closely identified with the basic values of the American way of life than has John Wayne. Both personally and professionally, he has consistently reflected the solid, essential character of this country. In this book, he speaks directly to “the good things about America.” As he says, “For a number of years I have tried to express a deep and profound love for these things; to be able to say what I feel in my heart.”
With full-color photographs and text, as well as words and music from John Wayne’s best-selling record album arranged for piano and guitar, America, Why I Love Her is a celebration of the varied aspects of American life. From his statement about the natural beauty of the landscape to his feelings about the people “working together, with a sound that brightens the air,” each section reaffirms Wayne’s belief that “United we stand, divided we fall; we’re Americans, and that says it all.”
America, Why I Love Her is a book that belongs in every American household–to read, reflect on and cherish.
1. Why I Love Her – 2:56
2. The Hyphen – 2:29
3. Mis Raices Estan Aqui (My Roots Are Buried Here) – 2:41
4. The People – 3:46
5. An American Boy Grows Up – 4:29
6. Face The Flag – 3:52
7. The Good Things – 2:40
8. The Pledge Of Allegiance – 4:19
9. Why Are You Marching, Son? – 3:58
10. Taps – 3:01
Engineer – Pete Abbott
Genre: Words Spoken
Voice recorded at Manzell Studios, Hollywood, California.
Label – RCA Records