Between the Covers, A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers

Between the Covers, A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers

Author: Leland Wilson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365754982

Category: Reference

Page: 736

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-Between the Covers, A Revue of Books Related to Will Rogers- is a bibliography of more than one thousand Rogers-related books including a summary and/or description of each book. This compilation covers works by Rogers, anthologies of articles about him, books concerning other individuals but which mention him, reference works, and even books on cooking and art. Users of this comprehensive work can turn to sections focused on the several identifications of the man: Native American, radio commentator, film actor, writer, aviation enthusiast, public speaker, stage performer, humorist, and philosopher.

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

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Page: 100

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Irvin S. Cobb

Irvin S. Cobb

Author: William E. Ellis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813173993

Category: Humor

Page: 292

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"Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn." -- Irvin S. Cobb Born and raised in Paducah, Kentucky, humorist Irvin S. Cobb (1876--1944) rose from humble beginnings to become one of the early twentieth century's most celebrated writers. As a staff reporter for the New York World and Saturday Evening Post, he became one of the highest-paid journalists in the United States. He also wrote short stories for noted magazines, published books, and penned scripts for the stage and screen. In Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of a Southern Humorist, historian William E. Ellis examines the life of this significant writer. Though a consummate wordsmith and a talented observer of the comical in everyday life, Cobb was a product of the Reconstruction era and the Jim Crow South. As a party to the endemic racism of his time, he often bemoaned the North's harsh treatment of the South and stereotyped African Americans in his writings. Marred by racist undertones, Cobb's work has largely slipped into obscurity. Nevertheless, Ellis argues that Cobb's life and works are worthy of more detailed study, citing his wide-ranging contributions to media culture and his coverage of some of the biggest stories of his day, including on-the-ground reporting during World War I. A valuable resource for students of journalism, American humor, and popular culture, this illuminating biography explores Cobb's life and his influence on early twentieth-century letters.

World Authors, 1900-1950

World Authors, 1900-1950

Author: Martin Seymour-Smith

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: UOM:39015038536077

Category: Reference

Page: 3005

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Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.