The Quotable Will Rogers

Author: Joseph H. Carter

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423610649

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

View: 6806

Will Rogers captured the hearts of Americans with his thoughtful political humor; his dedication to country, family and friends; and his amazing ability to speak truth to life's fundamentals. In this delightful new biography, author Joseph Carter covers the details of Rogers's family history, the many milestones in his professional life, and America's fascination with this incredible figure. Rogers's famous quotes and quips are woven throughout the book, making it a thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish.
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Will Rogers

A Biography

Author: Ben Yagoda

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806132389

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 409

View: 5632

Biography of American humorist and entertainer Will Rogers discussing his career and personal life.
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Will Rogers Speaks

Over 1,000 Timeless Quotations for Public Speakers (writers, Politicians, Comedians, Browsers ...)

Author: Will Rogers,Bryan B. Sterling

Publisher: M Evans & Company


Category: Reference

Page: 331

View: 1191

Quotations from the American humorist cover Americans, the world at large, city blight, country living, government, taxes, and more
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The Best of Will Rogers

Author: Will Rogers,Bryan B. Sterling

Publisher: M Evans & Company

ISBN: 9780871319135

Category: Humor

Page: 244

View: 1989

Biographical and anecdotal material prefaces Rogers's most important observations on topics that range from Congress, politics, inflation, and diplomacy to women, taxes, Wall Street, and show business.
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Will Rogers

Quotable Cowboy

Author: Cathereen L. Bennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780822531555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 96

View: 6684

'Brief, sprightly, and well written. A fine well-rounded picture of my father.' William Vann Rogers
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Will Rogers Says...

Author: Reba Collins

Publisher: Council Oaks Distribution

ISBN: 9781934397039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 86

View: 2571

Humor and horse sense from the man who inspired a nation
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The Illiterate Digest

Author: Will Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494093426


Page: 354

View: 4216

This is a new release of the original 1924 edition.
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Will Rogers

Author: Betty Rogers

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806188707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 3763

Of the many books written about Will Rogers, none can have the immediacy, firsthand knowledge, and personal perspective of this account by his wife, Betty Blake Rogers. Her story is of Will Rogers, from wayward youth to international celebrity. Will was born in 1879 in the Cherokee nation of Indian Territory, near what is now Oologah, and died in 1935 with Wiley Post in an airplane crash in Alaska. The period witnessed the passing of the frontier and the arrival of the air age, and Will Rogers became a unique part and interpreter of it all. "The book offers a ’unique insight’ into the Oklahoma cowboy who became a worldwide celebrity. Betty Rogers understood Will as no one else could, and her book amplifies the importance of a homegrown philosopher who captured the spirit of the American experience. Cowboy, showman, homespun pundit-Will left his mark in many ways, each of which is carefully developed in the book’s twenty-two chapters. Most notable, however, is Mrs. Rogers’s treatment of her husband’s character. Behind the facade lay a complex man who, despite his lack of formal education, had a grasp of modern psychology and world politics. Equally at home with cowboys and presidents, Will accepted both as human beings engaged in the larger arena of life, whether in the wide open spaces of Oklahoma or the confines of Washington....For those who would know Will Rogers in a familiar way, there is no better book than this reprint." Arizona and the West. "The best of all the books on the best of all the homespun philosophers as seen through the eyes of his wife." Midwest Book Review. "Folksy, detailed and loving, it offers a timeless glimpse at a real American hero of his time-and ours." American Way.
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Ether and Me

Or Just Relax

Author: Will Rogers,Herbert Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258998615


Page: 86

View: 9412

This is a new release of the original 1927 edition.
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Will Rogers

A Political Life

Author: Richard Downing White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896726765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 347

View: 6860

"A political biography of Will Rogers; argues that not only was Rogers the nation's most popular humorist, he was also his era's foremost political critic. Presents Rogers in a previously unexplored light: that of a true political insider with the power to shape public opinion and ultimately alter public policy"--Provided by publisher.
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A Missional Life

Author: Will Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989759809


Page: 104

View: 2087

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Not That You Asked...

Author: Andy Rooney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307822214

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 1763

Andy Rooney's syndicated newspaper columns and cantankerous "60 Minutes" essays have made him one of the best known curmudgeons in America. Rooney writes about almost everything, boasting in the introduction to Not That You Asked . . . : "There's something in this book that will irritate almost everyone."
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The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 0785833862

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8060

Besides being on of the most treasured writers in American history, Mark Twain was also one of the most quotable. With witticisms about the enigmas of life, importance of education, delights (and annoyances) of travel, absurdity of politics, double standards of society, joys of love, ludicrousness of aging, and much more, this comprehensive compendium contains more than 500 quotations ...
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The Quotable Baseball Fanatic

Author: Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592281305

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 9877

The most witty and insightful things ever said about America's favorite pastime.
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The Quotable Feynman

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400874238

Category: Reference

Page: 432

View: 6229

"Some people say, ‘How can you live without knowing?' I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know."—Richard P. Feynman Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918–88) was that rarest of creatures—a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone and who became as famous for the wit and wisdom of his popular lectures and writings as for his fundamental contributions to science. The Quotable Feynman is a treasure-trove of this revered and beloved scientist's most profound, provocative, humorous, and memorable quotations on a wide range of subjects. Carefully selected by Richard Feynman's daughter, Michelle Feynman, from his spoken and written legacy, including interviews, lectures, letters, articles, and books, the quotations are arranged under two dozen topics—from art, childhood, discovery, family, imagination, and humor to mathematics, politics, science, religion, and uncertainty. These brief passages—about 500 in all—vividly demonstrate Feynman's astonishing yet playful intelligence, and his almost constitutional inability to be anything other than unconventional, engaging, and inspiring. The result is a unique, illuminating, and enjoyable portrait of Feynman's life and thought that will be cherished by his fans at the same time that it provides an ideal introduction to Feynman for readers new to this intriguing and important thinker. The book features a foreword in which physicist Brian Cox pays tribute to Feynman and describes how his words reveal his particular genius, a piece in which cellist Yo-Yo Ma shares his memories of Feynman and reflects on his enduring appeal, and a personal preface by Michelle Feynman. It also includes some previously unpublished quotations, a chronology of Richard Feynman's life, some twenty photos of Feynman, and a section of memorable quotations about Feynman from other notable figures. Features: Approximately 500 quotations, some of them previously unpublished, arranged by topic A foreword by Brian Cox, reflections by Yo-Yo Ma, and a preface by Michelle Feynman A chronology of Feynman's life Some twenty photos of Feynman A section of quotations about Feynman from other notable figures Some notable quotations of Richard P. Feynman: "The thing that doesn't fit is the most interesting." "Thinking is nothing but talking to yourself inside." "It is wonderful if you can find something you love to do in your youth which is big enough to sustain your interest through all your adult life. Because, whatever it is, if you do it well enough (and you will, if you truly love it), people will pay you to do what you want to do anyway." "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."
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The Writings of Will Rogers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American wit and humor

Page: N.A

View: 2965

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Searching for Beauty

The Life of Millicent Rogers, the American Heiress Who Taught the World About Style

Author: Cherie Burns

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429988002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9223

A fascinating portrait of the Standard Oil heirerss and legendary American trendsetter Millicent Rogers Nobody knew how to live the high life like Millicent Rogers. Born into luxury, she lived in a whirl of beautiful homes, European vacations, exquisite clothing and handsome men. In Searching for Beauty, Cherie Burns chronicles Rogers's glittering life from her days as a young girl afflicted with rheumatic fever to her debutante debut and her Taos finale. A rebellious icon of the age, she eloped with a penniless baron, danced tangos in European nightclubs, divorced, remarried and romanced, among others, Clark Gable. Her romantic conquests, though, paled in comparison to her triumph in the fashion world where she electrified the fashionistas by becoming the muse to designer Charles James, appearing in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and - at the end of her life - retreating to Taos, New Mexico where she popularized Southwestern style. With Searching for Beauty, Millicent Rogers enters the pantheon of great American women who, like Diana Vreeland and Babe Paley, put their distinctive stamp on American Style.
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The Quotable Dog

Author: Greg Snider

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780809235292

Category: Nature

Page: 122

View: 9070

Featuring the words of Tennessee Williams, Mark Twain, James Thurber, Winston Churchill, Roger Caras, and many other dog admirers, this delightful collection of wise and witty sayings about man's (and woman's) best friend brings together whimsical remarks and poignant memories, astute observations and heartwarming sentiments in celebration of our most loyal companion and loving friend.
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The New York Times Book of the Dead

Obituaries of Extraordinary People

Author: William McDonald

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316395463

Category: History

Page: 656

View: 9183

The obituary page of The New York Times is a celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking book includes 300 of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published. The obituary page is the section many readers first turn to not only see who died, but to read some of the most inspiring, insightful, often funny, and elegantly written stories celebrating the lives of the men and women who have influenced on our world. William McDonald, The Times' obituary editor who was recently featured in the award-winning documentary Obit, selected 320 of the most important and influential obits from the newspaper's archives. In chapters like "Stage and Screen," "Titans of Business," "The Notorious," "Scientists and Healers," "Athletes," and "American Leaders," the entries include a wide variety of newsmakers from the last century and a half, including Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Malcolm X, Jackie Robinson and Prince.
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How You Played the Game

The Life of Grantland Rice

Author: William Arthur Harper

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826212047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 605

View: 7209

An account of the life of a legendary sportswriter shows how his writing changed the public's perception of sports, chronicles his friendships with sports figures such as Joe Louis and Babe Ruth, and offers a unique perspective on sports history. UP.
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