Will Rogers: A Biography has been added to your Cart. Politicians and all who labor with them will relish Ben Yagoda's Will Rogers, but so will those who enjoy show biz tidbits and vaudeville history.
Will Rogers: A Biography has been added to your Cart. So immediate you can scratch a match on his boot sole. Ben Yagoda is Associate Professor of English and Journalism at the University of Delaware.
This biography by Ben Yagoda enables contemporary readers to become reacquainted with its subject. This book goes a lot more int I had read most of a biography on Will Rogers when I was in high school and was called on to give a book report before I had finished reading the book. Rogers was born in Oklahoma when it was still Indian territory. Part Cherokee but mostly white, he was the son of a Confederate veteran and a fairly prosperous and well-regarded family.
Will Rogers was a true American icon.
Ben Yagoda (born 22 February 1954) is an American writer and educator. He has published a number of books including About Town: The New Yorker and the World it Made. Will Rogers: A Biography (Alfred A. Knopf, 1993, ISBN 0-394-58512-7)
Ben Yagoda (born 22 February 1954) is an American writer and educator. He is a professor of journalism and English at the University of Delaware. He has published a number of books including About Town: The New Yorker and the World it Made Personal life. Knopf, 1993, ISBN 0-394-58512-7). The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism (Scribner, 1997
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Yagoda finds Rogers to have been a divided being, a rather gleeful but sometimes despairing and angry youth who clammed up after marriage and became the model of & stability, drive and contentment. One-quarter Cherokee, he rode the plains as a young cowboy, then took his mastery of the lariat and patter to the vaudeville stage, emerging as the Lincolnesque figure who & met a man I didn't like.
Ben James Yagoda, American author, English educator. Will Rogers: A Biography. Member American Association of University Professors, National Book Critics Circle, Authors Guild. Ben James Yagoda has been listed as a notable Author, English educator by Marquis Who's Who. Works.
A product of meticulous scholarship, WILL ROGERS is consistently entertaining and instructive about a man and his age. Carefully documented and richly illustrated, it is essential reading for scholars of American culture and strongly recommended to the general reader as well. We'll Help Your Grades Soar.