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BOOK REVIEW: The Searchers – The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel

A SPOILER-FREE BOOK REVIEW:  THE SEARCHERS – The Making of an American Legend by Glenn Frankel Before I jump into a review of Frankel’s book, I need to acknowledge that Frankel is a superior writer and the thought of me reviewing his work is laughable. He reported and edited for the Washington Post for some 27 years, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. His other books have won prestigious awards and he’s a noted film scholar and journalism professor. Yes, you can glean this info from the dust cover of his book on The Searchers (1956) or on his website at www.glennfrankel.com – but know this: he’s the real deal. His writing is informed, clear, concise and entertaining as all get out to read. Frankel knows how to collectively share massive amounts of research in a cohesive, entertaining story that is also history – both real, cinematic, and then some. Photo by Chris Mich Frankel’s book is broken up into three significant sections – the “true story” that inspired the western novel, the c

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