American Legends: The Life of Roy Rogers

ISBN: 9781542753081
*Includes pictures.
*Includes Rogers' own quotes about his life and career.
*Includes a bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a table of contents.

“I did pretty good for a guy who never finished high school and used to yodel at square dances.” – Roy Rogers

A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors’ American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America’s most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known.

In the early 20th century, Westerns were one of the most popular genres in Hollywood, and one of the young stars at the forefront was Roy Rogers, who had come from an Ohio farm to transform himself into a cowboy. Regardless of his background, Rogers certainly looked the part of the quintessential cowboy, along with his wife Dale Evans and his horse Trigger. His versatile singing and acting abilities made him successful both on radio and on the screen.
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