Author: Patrick Joseph O'BrienPublish On: 2017-11-19
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Author: Patrick Joseph O'Brien
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from Will Rogers: Ambassador of Good Will, Prince of Wit and Wisdom The career of Will Rogers is the finest illustration you could find of these observations. If we hadn't had him during the last ten years, if we hadn't appreciated him and had the sense to laugh with him and at ourselves, we should have been a sad people. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Will Rogers: Ambassador of Good Will, Prince of Wit and Wisdom, first published in 1935, is an affectionate look at the great humorist, philanthropist, cowboy, newspaper columnist, movie- and vaudeville-star.
Author: P. J. O’Brien
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Will Rogers: Ambassador of Good Will, Prince of Wit and Wisdom, first published in 1935, is an affectionate look at the great humorist, philanthropist, cowboy, newspaper columnist, movie- and vaudeville-star. Rogers, noted for his kindness to all he met, wrote his epitaph: “'I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn't like.' I am so proud of that, I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved.” Rogers and aviator Wiley Post died in a plane crash near Point Barrow, Alaska, on August 15, 1935. Rogers was 55 at the time of his death. Included are numerous quotes of Will Rogers and 24 pages of photographs.
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Author: Will Rogers
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This fifth and final volume of The Papers of Will Rogers traces the career of Oklahoma’s beloved entertainer during his most popular years and extends beyond his death in 1935. By 1928, the Oklahoma humorist and commentator had reached national prominence through his newspaper columns, silent films, sound recordings, books, philanthropic endeavors, and lecture tours. His fame, fortune, and influence, however, had yet to crest. This volume showcases a wide variety of documents, including correspondence with some of the most significant figures of the day, revealing Rogers’s rise to fame as the nation’s leading social and political commentator and as a hugely popular star of radio, stage, and film. Rogers’s multifaceted career ended abruptly when he and the famous aviator Wylie Post died in an airplane crash in northernmost Alaska. This documentary history of his final years includes transcripts of radio broadcasts, contracts, and business documents, as well as nearly two hundred telegrams and letters to family, friends, and notable public figures—the majority of which have never before been published. It also covers the aftermath of his fatal airplane accident: the certificate of death, a first-person account of his funeral, settlement of his estate, efforts to pay tribute to his memory, and unauthorized attempts to capitalize on his fame.
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Author: Robert V. Waldrop
Publisher: Abbott Press
One of the most famous and funniest observers of people and events was Will Rogers, a country boy known for his keen and witty views of the ridiculous, bumbling antics of national leaders. Although Will Rogers died in 1935, his penetrating comments are just as fresh and to the point as they were nearly one hundred years ago. In Will Rogers Views the News, seasoned newsman Robert Waldrop applies Will Rogers’s brand of shrewd insight and quick wit to today’s unpredictable and oft en humorous news events. Will Rogers loved political figures, especially United States presidents. He teased the candidates during their campaigns and lampooned those who succeeded in being elected. While considering Rogers’s past comments about the economy, the president, and Congress in light of the current political climate in America, Waldrop reinforces that if not for the doubletalk, answer dodging, and lack of focus of our elected leaders, humorists would have nothing to talk about. From Democrats and Republicans to Wall Street and lobbyists to war and the military, Waldrop channels Rogers’s humor and applies it to modern day through his “Telegrams,” newspaper articles, and books. Will Rogers Views the News shares a past humorist’s timeless way of looking at people and events that still encourages others to learn to laugh at themselves, our leaders, and the unpredictable world we live in.
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Author: Leland Wilson
-Between the Covers, A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers- is a bibliography of more than one thousand Rogers-related books including a summary and/or description of each book. This compilation covers works by Rogers, anthologies of articles about him, books concerning other individuals but which mention him, reference works, and even books on cooking and art. Users of this comprehensive work can turn to sections focused on the several identifications of the man: Native American, radio commentator, film actor, writer, aviation enthusiast, public speaker, stage performer, humorist, and philosopher.
—Will Rogers, quoted in Alex Ayres, ed., The Wit and Wisdom of Will Rogers  11 I am not a member of any organized political party—I am a Democrat.
Author: Hugh Rawson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life, presenting more than five thousand entries in a browser-friendly, cross-referenced, and single-column format that encompasses more than five hundred topics.