Doug Stanton: John Wayne Fan

Mark Safranski has a mini-review up of Doug Stanton’s Horse Soldiers.

Not having read the book, I don’t have anything substantive to add.  I had previously mentally noted that Horse Soldiers was also the name of a classic John Wayne movie but figured it was a coincidence — until I saw the bottom blurb that he had previous written a book called In Harm’s Way which, of course, is also the name of a classic John Wayne movie.

Any guesses as to the next book?  Marry up a John Wayne movie title with a one-sentence subtitle in Stanton’s genre to play along.  The Green Berets is hereby ruled ineligible on account of being too obvious.

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  1. sam says:

    Lessee (assuming they don’t necessarily have to be of the military persuasion):

    The Searchers: The Incredible Story of the Air Force Air-Sea Rescue Service

    The High and The Mighty: Cannabis and The Fall of Wall Street

    The Shootist: The Unauthorized Biography of Dick Cheney

  2. LCB says:

    They Were Expendable: Those who supported the Obama presidency, and how he threw them under the bus!!!