Clips from Will Rogers' columns, speeches, travels, from 1922 to 1935, before his death, line up his sights on every sort of subject, raise the issue of his humor and his criticism and observation, and resurrect his homey-folksy-natural (and sly as a fox) type of commentary. Politics, foreign affairs, presidential campaigns, bankers, lawyers, sports, fashion, people and more and more areas are opened as his writing slides off from the short to the longer places, as radio, automobiles, airplanes and events continue their course. Writing of the affairs of the moment, this offers a backward look at the little more than a dozen years covered, reanimates figures and happenings and ties in with some of today's topics. Making fun of, liking or disliking, as unofficial ambassador, as homespun philosopher, the brand is all his own. For those readers who followed his homilies this will be a welcome collection and for a new audience it may offer a few surprises -- good and bad.