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Copyright 1935 by P.J. O'Brien (publisher not stated); hardbound with decorative green boards; a bit faded on spine; binding is strong; some minor foxing on pages; dedication to owner from giver; light rubbing wear on boards.


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William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.


Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee family in Indian Territory (now part of Oklahoma). As an entertainer and humorist, he traveled around the world three times, made 71 films(50 silent films and 21 "talkies"), and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns.


By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of his time and was the highest paid Hollywood film star. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska.

WILL ROGERS, Ambassador of Good Will, Prince of Wit and Wisdom

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