[Will] Rogers-isms (Illustrated)

The Cowboy Philosopher on the [WWI] Peace Conference
by Will Rogers

Publisher: Steve Gabany

Series: Pioneers and Patriots Classic 24

Publication Date: November 12, 2015

ISBN: 1230000270863

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Do you suppose there's anyone who doesn't like Will Rogers? Certainly, his wit hits the bullseye dead center. This book contains Rogers' zingers on the WWI Peace Conference that was held in Paris, in 1919. Woodrow Wilson was President, and he represented the United States. Rogers performed for Wilson on five separate occasions.

In this book, Rogers tries to maintain his as, "just a semi-literate ropin' cowboy." He commits lots and lots of intentional grammatical and spelling errors.

William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world's best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.

Known as Oklahoma's favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies (50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), wrote more than 4,000 nationally-syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, Rogers was adored by the American people. He was the leading political wit of the Progressive Era, and was the top-paid Hollywood movie star at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in Alaska.

* This ebook is a true representation, high-definition copy of a pre-1923 print version of the book. Unlike other e-copies of the book, it is not a transcription, which may be full of typographic errors.

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