True Grit: The Real “Rooster” Cogburn

John Franklin Cogburn’s great-grandson recounts the life of the man who inspired True Grit's "Rooster."

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Read on for an excerpt from Rooster, and then download the book.  





By Brett Cogburn

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  • Left: John Wayne portraying "Rooster" in the 1969 adaptation of True Grit; Right: Jeff Bridges reprising the role in the 2010 adaptation. 

    Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

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