At the time of his premature death in 1935, Will Rogers was the most beloved person in the United States and the best known American in the world. When news of his tragic plane crash emerged that August, it had a devastating effect on his millions of stunned and grieved admirers. Who was this Oklahoma cowboy, this Cherokee kid who captured the imagination and affection of the world? Now, through the exhaustive research of David Randolph Milsten, we have the answer to that question, in the book that has been called by those who knew Will Rogers personally "the only authentic review" of his life. Newly discovered information provides unique insight on this simple, modest man who entertained presidents and kings, artists and millionaires, educators and movie stars, and millions of just plain folks.
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Milsten, a historian who also wrote a biography of artist Thomas Gilcrease, served as a member of the Will Rogers Commission for more than sixteen years. In 1990, he was awarded the Oklahoma Heritage Distinguished Service Award for the preservation of state and local history.Review:
"Milsten's in-depth research has created a historic classic...[This] is a treasured book and has my profound recommendation as a significant contribution to history." -- James C. Leake, former chairman, Will Rogers Memorial Commission
"This is one of the finest books on my father ever written...David Milsten knows more about him than anyone." -- Will Rogers, Jr.
"This is the only authentic review of the life of my brother that has been written..." -- Sallie Rogers McSpadden, Will Rogers' sister
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Book Description Hawk Publishing Group, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0967313139
Book Description Hawk Publishing Group, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110967313139