I'll give it a shot.
I've read several books about Duke and Ford and Ward Bond always was mentioned, usually as the "butt" of ribald jokes but this is the only book that explores the complex friendship between the three.
Nollen researched his book to a fault and even scored a few interviews of his own over the years. Henry Brandon revealed that his politics were different from Duke, and especially Bond, and that when Scar confronts Ethan Edwards there was precious little acting required.
Another gem I didn't know is that Duke told Ford, when casting "Salute" in 1929, that Bond was nicknamed "The Judge" because he spent so much time on the football bench.
I also didn't know the extent of Bond's filmography. He was in everything and worked for every director of note.
The real story here though is the twisted relationships between a besotted, tortured cinematic savant and his equally flawed alcohol-fueled two surrogate sons.
KP has told everyone where and how to obtain this book. I'd recommend it to all Duke's fans.
Ethan, I'm sure you'll add it to the Wayne books section if you haven't already.