Top Journal Reviews Richard White’s Will Rogers Biography

09/17/2012 08:55 AM

BATON ROUGE – Richard D. White Jr., dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, had his biography, “Will Rogers: A Political Life,” reviewed in the September 2012 issue of The Journal of American History.


According to the journal, White’s book makes fine use of periodical literature and archival material to “animate Rogers’s political life through his correspondence and the profusion of talks, syndicated columns, articles and radio broadcasts that quickly made his words nearly as likely to appear in the Congressional Record as over the radio or in the hundreds of newspapers that carried his columns.”


The Journal of American History is published four times a year by the Organization of American Historians and is the leading scholarly publication and the journal record in American History.


“Will Rogers: A Political Life” was published by Texas Tech University Press in February 2011. In the biography, White chronicles Rogers’ life as a political commentator, newspaper columnists, radio commentator, globetrotting speaker and political confidant of several presidents of the United States.  


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Wendy  Marx 
E. J. Ourso College of Business

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012