Will Rogers : a biography

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Notes on front flysheet: Howard Ickes p. 292. Running for President 1932-p. 299. He with exception of Lindbergh did a lot for flying p. 244. Underlinings/notes: Underlinings: 9 present day people (Johnny Carson, Roy Rogers, Bill Crosby, Bob Hope, Russell Baker, H. Ross Perot, etc) who have some of Roger's attributes. Lamb marks details of Roger's family life and childhood, education, early career and his move into and rise in vaudeville. A great deal of attention is also given to Roger's political involvement and the growth of his writing career and significant publications. Roger's European trip in 1926 found him meeting the Prince of Wales, Lady Astor, Mussolini, Armand Hammer. Notes: Lamb notes important events in Roger's life: "Father fought for the South," "Mother dies in 1890," "Never mentions step-mother," "Sister May and the murders," Rogers's habits: "didn't hunt, fish, drink, fight," influences: "Ben Franklin, Davy Crockett, Abe Lincoln," morality "Follies and nudity." "Got humor from his mother." Lamb marks Rogers's philosophy, his treatment of blacks and encounters with people such as Warren G. Harding, the Prince of Wales, Charles Evans Hughes, and Charles Lindbergh.

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Yagoda, Ben, “Will Rogers : a biography,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed December 3, 2022, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/260.

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Title

Will Rogers : a biography

Creator

Yagoda, Ben

Date

1993
Program air date: September 25, 1994.

Description

Biographical work on humorist, Will Rogers.

Subject

"Rogers, Will, 1879-1935."
"Entertainers--United States--Biography."
"Humorists, American--Biography."

Source

Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

Knopf
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

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Format

1st ed.

Language

eng

Identifier

460890
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