Will Rogers: A Biography

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University of Oklahoma Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 409 pages

Will Rogers was a true American icon. His newspaper column was read daily by 40 million people, and as radio entertainer, lecturer, movies star, and homespun sage, he was one of our most popular entertainers.

 

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Clear as a Walker Evans photo: a biography of folk-humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935), who, like Cary Grant and Humphrey Bogart, grew into his mask, becoming the image of wry, genial common sense until ... Read full review

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Contents

INDIAN TERRITORY
3
THE RANCH
21
ABROAD
51
MEET ME IN ST LOUIS
67
IN VAUDEVILLE
89
TOGETHER
117
ZIEGFELD
135
HOLLYWOOD I
159
SELFMADE DIPLOMAT
221
HOLLYWOOD II
259
REVERSIBLE FIGURE WILL ROGERS AND POLITICS
285
CEILING ZERO
305
EPILOGUE
333
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
337
NOTES
341
INDEX
391

ALL I KNOW IS JUST WHAT I READ IN THE PAPERS
183

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About the author (2000)

Ben Yagoda is Associate Professor of English and Journalism at the University of Delaware. He is the coeditor of The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism and is the author of a forthcoming history of The New Yorker.

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