Will Rogers: A Biography

Will Rogers was a true American icon. His newspaper column was read daily by 40 million people, and as radio entertainer, lecturer, movies star, and homespun sage, he was one of our most popular entertainers.

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By Jenny (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · March 22, 2011
I liked the first half of this biography every much, because it gave great insight into Rogers' background and how he became the person the world knew. Unfortunately, half way through, possibly because of a dearth of sources, it starts to read like an itinerary listing engagement after engagement... ...more
By Sirbriang2 (Barrington, IL) · ★★★☆☆ · July 04, 2013
I didn't grow up with knowledge of Rogers, aside from a few clever quotations, so much of the insights here were lost on me. Still, it was interesting and engaging, especially in the early years. I found it odd that I was more interested in his pre-Hollywood years, considering that I haven't seen... ...more
By Glen (Lakeland, FL) · ★★★★☆ · October 03, 2012
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. I scanned the back of the book to see how it ended and then got up and with a Will Rogers style Oklahoma draw, I proceeded with my review. I got... ...more
By Cindy (Mentor, OH) · ★★★★★ · March 06, 2011
It took quite a while to get through this but I REALLY enjoyed it. Well written bio of a man whom all of America loved for decades. No extraordinary drama or scandal in these pages but somehow I was fascinated. i don't know why. Maybe the photos - that face is magnetic. his wit and wisdom were sp... ...more
By Betty (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · June 09, 2014
I've heard Will Rogers quotes all my life but I didn't really know much about him. This is not only his story but a commentary on the times in which he lived. ...more
By Lance (Oklahoma City, OK) · ★★★☆☆ · February 22, 2015
Fascinating biography, very thorough. Replete with interesting stories. I'd recommend it, to any Oklahoman wanting to know more. ...more
By Dennis (Exeter, NH) · ★★★★★ · May 11, 2013
This book chronicles the life of Will Rogers in an interesting and at times entertaining way. Will Rogers was just what America needed when he reached the apex of his acting career. He was immensely popular and respected. He is largely forgotten by the generations following World War II, but it w... ...more
By Hank (Washington, DC) · ★★★★☆ · July 22, 2013
Fascinating life story of an enigmatic Oklahoman. I picked it up because I wanted to know more about the man and the myth that I had grown up with, beyond what we learned in Oklahoma History, which every 9th grader had to take (state law). ...more
By Geoffrey (Lander, WY) · ★★★☆☆ · September 05, 2009
Solid biography with some thoughtful inquiry into the phenomena of Will Rogers - forgotten now, but once the most popular political commentator/entertainer in America. ...more