There’s no doubt that Rudolph is indeed the most famous reindeer of all, and now he has his own biography.
In “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: An American Hero” (ForeEdge, $22.95), Ronald D. Lankford Jr. delves into Rudolph’s history, which includes the story of Robert L. May, the Montgomery Ward ad man who invented the reindeer in 1939. May came up with the Rudolph story for the national department store to sell as a Christmas children’s book.
Lankford’s book includes photos and very cool vintage illustrations.
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