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Will Rogers' world : America's foremost political humorist comments on the twenties and thirties--and eighties and nineties /
[edited by] Bryan B. Sterling and Frances N. Sterling.
imprint
New York : M. Evans, c1989.
description
vi, 242 p., [12] p. of plates : ill.
ISBN
0871315645
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Book
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 1989-04-15:
Not a biography, this readable book is primarily a collection of quotations and miscellaneous sayings by the famed newspaper columnist, actor, and rope-twirling cowboy. The selections are grouped under the headings America, Congress, elections, government, presidents, politics, business, and philosophy. The compilers supply a running commentary. What this collection proves is that, although Rogers died in 1935, his humor is no mildewed anachronism. He was never bitter or brutal; he never hit anybody very hard, nor below the belt. Other recent collections of his writing include Sterling's own The Best of Will Rogers (Crown, 1979) and A Will Rogers Treasury (Outlet Bk. Co., 1986).-- A.J. Anderson, Graduate Sch. of Lib. & Information Science, Simmons Coll., Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Library Journal, April 1989
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Will Rogers still touches us more than a hlf century after his death in this comprehensive collection of his pithy commentaries about goverment, presidents, business, and philosophy.

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