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"America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few." -- Will Rogers
William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers (November 4, 1879 — August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, comedian, humorist, social commentator, vaudeville performer and actor and one of the best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.

Known as Oklahoma's favorite son, Rogers was born to a prominent Indian Territory family. 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 movie star in Hollywood at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small airplane crashed near Barrow, Alaska.

His vaudeville rope act led to success in the Ziegfeld Follies, which in turn led to the first of his many movie contracts. His 1920s syndicated newspaper column and his radio appearances increased his visibility and popularity. Rogers crusaded for aviation expansion, and provided Americans with first-hand accounts of his world travels. His earthy anecdotes and folksy style allowed him to poke fun at gangsters, prohibition, politicians, government programs, and a host of other controversial topics in a way that was readily appreciated by a national audience, with no one offended. His short aphorisms, couched in humorous terms, were widely quoted; one example is his well-known quip, "I am not a member of an organized political party. I am a Democrat."

Rogers even provided an epigram on his most famous epigram:
When I die, my epitaph or whatever you call those signs on gravestones is going to read: "I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn't like."
  • Rogers, Will. Letters of a Self-Made Diplomat to His President (1926) online edition
  • Rogers, Will, and Joseph H. Carter. Never Met a Man I Didn't Like (1991) excerpt and text search
  • Rogers, Will. Will Rogers at the Ziegfeld Follies. ed. by Arthur Frank Wertheim, (1992). 288 pp.
  • Rogers, Will. Will Rogers' Weekly Articles. Vol. 1, The Harding/Coolidge Years, 1922-1925. ed. by James M. Smallwood, (1980). 431 pp.
  • Rogers, Will. Will Rogers' Weekly Articles. Vol. 2: The Coolidge Years, 1925-1927. ed. by Steven K. Gragert, (1980). 368 pp.
  • Rogers, Will. Will Rogers' Weekly Articles. Vol. 3: The Coolidge Years, 1927-1929. ed. by Steven K. Gragert, (1981). 304 pp.
  • Rogers, Will. Will Rogers' Weekly Articles. Vol. 4: The Hoover Years, 1929-1931. ed. by Steven K. Gragert, (1981). 278 pp.
  • Rogers, Will. Will Rogers's Daily Telegrams. Vol. l, The Coolidge Years, 1926-1929. ed. by James M. Smallwood, 1978. 453 pp.
  • Rogers, Will. Will Rogers' Daily Telegrams. Vol. 4, The Roosevelt Years, 1933-1935. ed. by James M. Smallwood, (1979). 457 pp.
  • Rogers, Will. Convention Articles of Will Rogers. ed. by Joseph A. Stout, 1976. 174 pp.
  • Rogers, Will. The Writings of Will Rogers. Volume 3: Illiterate Digest. ed. by Joseph A. Stout, Jr., 1974. 230 pp. online edition
  • Rogers, Will. Autobiography (1948), ed. by Donald Day; 410pp; online edition
  • Rogers, Will. Rogers-isms: the Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference, (1919). Online at Project Gutenberg
  • Sterling, Bryan B., and Frances N. Sterling, eds. Will Rogers Speaks: Over 1,000 Timeless Quotations for Public Speakers (And Writers, Politicians Comedians, Browsers) (1995).
  • The Papers of Will Rogers

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Total Books: 94
Rogers-isms the Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference
2009 - Rogers-isms the Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781110809295
ISBN-10: 1110809298
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The Huachuca Conspiracy Rescuing Our Children at Risk
2007 - The Huachuca Conspiracy Rescuing Our Children at Risk (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780595398355
ISBN-10: 0595398359
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Happiness Was Our Reward
2007 - Happiness Was Our Reward (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780615138398
ISBN-10: 061513839X
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The Ultimate Secret to Being Rich Trilogy Book One
2006 - The Ultimate Secret to Being Rich Trilogy Book One (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781413780826
ISBN-10: 1413780822
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Settling The Corset Problem Of This Country - Pamphlet
2006 - Settling the Corset Problem of This Country - Pamphlet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421016
ISBN-10: 1430421010
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Helping The Girls With Their Income Taxes - Pamphlet
2006 - Helping the Girls with Their Income Taxes - Pamphlet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421023
ISBN-10: 1430421029
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My Ford And Other Political Self-Starters - Pamphlet
2006 - My Ford and Other Political Self-starters - Pamphlet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421030
ISBN-10: 1430421037
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Politics Getting Ready To Jell - Pamphlet
2006 - Politics Getting Ready to Jell - Pamphlet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421047
ISBN-10: 1430421045
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They Nominated Everybody But The Four Horsemen - Pamphlet
2006 - They Nominated Everybody But the Four Horsemen - Pamphlet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421054
ISBN-10: 1430421053
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Will Rogers Jr Reports The Convention For His Father Worn Out By Long Service - Pamphlet
Roping A Critic - Pamphlet
2006 - Roping a Critic - Pamphlet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421078
ISBN-10: 143042107X
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The Greatest Document In American Literature
2006 - The Greatest Document in American Literature (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421092
ISBN-10: 1430421096
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It's Time Somebody Said A Word For California
2006 - It's Time Somebody Said a Word for California (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421108
ISBN-10: 143042110X
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Promoting The Oceanless One-Piece Suit
2006 - Promoting the Oceanless One-piece Suit (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421115
ISBN-10: 1430421118
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Warning To Jokers Lay Off The Prince
2006 - Warning to Jokers Lay Off the Prince (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421122
ISBN-10: 1430421126
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Spring Is Here With Poems And Bathtubs
2006 - Spring Is Here with Poems and Bathtubs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421139
ISBN-10: 1430421134
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A Job With The James Family
2006 - A Job with the James Family (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421146
ISBN-10: 1430421142
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What With Fruit Juice And Consomme It Was A Wild Party
2006 - What with Fruit Juice and Consomme It Was a Wild Party (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421153
ISBN-10: 1430421150
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One Oil Lawyer Per Barrel
2006 - One Oil Lawyer Per Barrel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421160
ISBN-10: 1430421169
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Another Confession In The Oil Scandal
2006 - Another Confession in the Oil Scandal (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421177
ISBN-10: 1430421177
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Two Long-Lost Friends Found At Last
2006 - Two Long-lost Friends Found at Last (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430421184
ISBN-10: 1430421185
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1998 - The Autobiography of Will Rogers [Transaction Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Will Rogers [Blockbusters Doubles] (Audio Cassette)
1973 - There's Not a Bathing Suit in Russia and Other Bare Facts [Writings of Will Rogers : Series 1, Volume 2] (Hardcover)
The Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference [Writings of Will Rogers, Series 1, Volume 4] (Hardcover)
Rogers-isms the Cowboy Philosopher on Prohibition [The Writings of Will Rogers ; I, 5] (Hardcover)
Convention Articles of Will Rogers [Writings of Will Rogers Series : No 2] (Hardcover)
Will Rogers' Daily Telegrams [Rogers, Will, Works. 1973, III-1-4.] (Hardcover)
Will Roger's Daily Telegrams the Roosevelt Years 1933-1935 [Writings of Will Rogers : Series III, Volume 4] (Hardcover)
Will Rogers' Weekly Articles [Rogers, Will//Writings of Will Rogers] (Hardcover)
Will Rogers' Weekly Articles the Hoover Years 1929 1931 [Rogers, Will//Writings of Will Rogers] (Hardcover)
He Chews to Run Will Rogers Life Magazine Articles 1928 [Rogers, Will//Writings of Will Rogers] (Hardcover)
More Letters of a Self-made Diplomat [Rogers, Will//Writings of Will Rogers] (Hardcover)
How to Be Funny and Other Writings of Will Rogers [Rogers, Will//Writings of Will Rogers] (Hardcover)
Radio Broadcasts of Will Rogers [Rogers, Will//Writings of Will Rogers] (Hardcover)