First, I rate books that are average as 3 stars and move up and down from there.
Many people really liked Clayton Moore, and many more liked the Lone Ranger. This makes reviewing the book difficult because one wants the book to be as large as life as the character on screen.
With this said, the book takes a chronological look at the life of Clayton Moore. From his childhood, to trapeze work, to Hollywood and serials, the Lone Ranger to his life after Hollywood, sustaining himself by doing Lone Ranger appearances.
The book is an easy read, with a decent amount of pictures without the mask for those that are curious. With personal stories into the background of serials and the Lone Ranger, personal stories about his life and some information about other actors Clayton Moore had worked with.
Moore rarely has anything negative to say about anyone, and is kind and polite when talking about things that would anger the average person, such as getting fired from the Lone Ranger show.
It is impossible to lead as virtuous a life as the Lone Ranger, and while Moore may have made some personal mistakes in life, they were few and corrected. Certainly, he was a hero for millions, and felt it his obligation and responsibility to live up to that persona, unnlike actors and sports stars of today. I was impressed with the story of how after making an appearance as the Lone Ranger, and while still in costume, they came upon a traffic accident. Of course, Clayton Moore, in Lone Ranger garb, was directing traffic and helping out until the police arrived.
The book may have presented his personal mistakes or conflicts in the best light, but his way of dealing with it was as a gentleman.
Certainly, I learned more about the actor and the character and would recommend this book to others.
It was an easy read, but tha's OK since some younger people may be interested in the book also.