I just received an email telling me that the book by Scott Allen Nollen, "Three Bad Men," is now available! Although you can order the book through the publisher (McFarland), I would encourage everyone to order the book directly from the author himself. He has a facebook page, and the link can be found below.
There is a brand new book due to be released this upcoming Spring / Summer by McFarland Publishing - "Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond" by Scott Allen Nollen. I wish I could say that I have read this book, but it hasn't been released yet. I am sure that I will not be the only one anxiously awaiting it's release date though! From all the buzz I've heard about it, it looks to be a great book and well worth the wait!
The author, Scott Allen Nollen has a facebook page that I would encourage all of you to visit (and click on the "like" button!) to stay up to date on any further info about the book. Here's a link to that: https://www.facebook.com/ThreeBadMenJohnFordJohnWayneWardBond
And there is a very good interview with the author over at the Immortal Ephemera blog that I would also encourage you to check out. Here's the link to that: http://immortalephemera.com/27465/three-bad-men-scott-allen-nollen/
From McFarland, here is the info they have on their website about the book:
Three Bad Men
John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond
Scott Allen Nollen
Foreword by Michael A. Hoey
Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-5854-7
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-0160-1
ca. 60 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index
softcover (7 x 10) 2013
Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2013
About the Book
These were unique, complex, personal and professional relationships between master director John Ford and his two favorite actors, John Wayne and Ward Bond. The book provides a biography of each and a detailed exploration of Ford’s work as it was intertwined with the lives and work of both Wayne and Bond (whose biography here is the first ever published).
The book reveals fascinating accounts of ingenuity, creativity, toil, perseverance, bravery, debauchery, futility, abuse, masochism, mayhem, violence, warfare, open- and closed-mindedness, control and chaos, brilliance and stupidity, rationality and insanity, friendship and a testing of its limits, love and hate--all committed by a "half-genius, half-Irish" cinematic visionary and his two surrogate sons: Three Bad Men.
About the Author
Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.
If you would like to pre-order the book (and avoid the long lines at your local book store), you can click on the link here: http://www.mcfarlandbooks.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-5854-7