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A Will Rogers treasury : reflections and observations

Author: Will Rogers; Bryan B Sterling; Frances N Sterling
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a compendium of the wit and wisdom of American humorist Will Rogers, selected from among the most important of his newspaper columns.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will Rogers; Bryan B Sterling; Frances N Sterling
ISBN: 0517545764 9780517545768
OCLC Number: 7837559
Notes: "A Lou Reda book."
Includes index.
Awards: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage Award for nonfiction, 1983.
Description: x, 276 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: 1922: Battling for Lloyd George; Settling the affairs of the world; Speech for the American Bond and Mortgage Company; Address to traffic chiefs; Address to Bankers' Association; "Nomination" of Henry Ford for president; Scanning the news --
1923: The soldiers' bonus; Congress at work; Will disagrees with England's Chancellor of the Exchequer; Truth in politics?; Will Rogers, missionary; How I became an actor; New York's five boroughs celebrate; Hold parades on Sunday; Unrestrained speeches; From a speech to the Allied Leather Association 1924: Back to Babbitts, booze, and bankrolls; Congress is funniest when it's serious; Wilson could laugh at a joke on himself; Dollar-a-year men; What women need; From nuts to soup; Will basks in reflected sunshine --
1925: Regrets that Washington Monument has not handles; Automatic pistol is standard equipment today; Slogans, slogans, everywhere; Life in New York; The diplomatic note --
1926: Watching the action of a Paris taxi meter; What to look for --
and at --
in Italy; A visit to Monte Carlo; A lecture on Russia; Good crops can do a lot for a president; Let's live slower and longer --
1927: On preparedness; Relax --
lay perfectly still 1928: A Jackson Day dinner; North versus South; What the farmer needs; Raid the treasury; Convention afterthoughts; The election campaign --
1929: Will has read another book; The Prince of Wales marries?; The dinner; Will Rogers has Wall Street by the tail; Whooping it up for Wall Street; The infallible stock market tip; Who runs the stock exchange? --
1930: Around the Astor farm; Everybody's counting; A Harvard cannibal; The days of Rockne; Thoughts of war; Too smart to be happy? --
1931: Fisticuffs in Portland; Home cooking; Wheat and combines; Crime made easy; Ziegfield and the lion; This philosophy racket; A poor year for leaders 1932: No tax on optimism --
yet; A night phone call; Everything fine with nature; The secret of education; A day at the Republican Convention; At the Democratic Convention; Thoughts during keystone speeches; Election post mortem --
1933: President's Day; Support the president!; Mike Donlin's exit; Caviar and vodka; James J. Mattern, aviator; Mr. Hal Roach celebrates; The wrong impression of women; About the churches --
1934: The Mission of San Juan Capistrano; Thoughts on agriculture; Expert planning; The 59-cent dollar; Goodbye to a great friend [ Dopey, horse ]; Another friend has gone [ Sealyham dog ]; My little red bag; Report on Russia --
1935: The Congressional Record; Deficit spending, taxes, and pilgrims; To read or to write?; Off on a sightseeing trip.
Responsibility: compiled and edited by Bryan B. Sterling and Frances N. Sterling.

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Presents a compendium of the wit and wisdom of American humorist Will Rogers, selected from among the most important of his newspaper columns.

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