Imatge de l'autor

Russell Baker (1925–2019)

Autor/a de Growing Up

22+ obres 2,436 Membres 35 Ressenyes 8 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Russell Wayne Baker was born in Loudoun County, Virginia on August 14, 1925. He joined the Navy in 1943 and received pilot training. He never went abroad during World War II and left the service in 1945. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Johns Hopkins University in 1947. After mostra'n més graduating, he became a night police reporter for The Baltimore Sun. By 1950, he had become a rewrite man, taking phoned notes from reporters at the scene and writing stories on deadline. He eventually became The Sun's London correspondent and then it's White House correspondent. He was hired by The New York Times in 1954 as a Washington correspondent. He covered the State Department, the White House, and the presidential campaigns of 1956 and 1960. In 1962, he became a columnist for The Times and its news service. He wrote the Observer columns until his retirement in 1998. He received the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary and two George Polk Awards, for commentary in 1978 and career achievement in 1998. His columns were collected in several books including No Cause for Panic, Baker's Dozen, All Things Considered, and Poor Russell's Almanac. After his retirement from The Times, he wrote for The New York Review of Books on politics, history, journalism, and other subjects. A collection of 11 of those essays was published in 2002 under the title Looking Back. His other collections included So This Is Depravity and The Rescue of Miss Yaskell and Other Pipe Dreams. His other books included An American in Washington, the novel Our Next President: The Incredible Story of What Happened in the 1968 Elections, and The Good Times. Growing Up received a Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1983. He was the host of the PBS series Masterpiece Theater from 1993 to 2004. He died from complications of a fall on January 21, 2019 at the age of 93. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Russell Baker

Growing Up (1982) 1,208 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
The Good Times (1989) 373 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Editor — 209 exemplars
Norton Book of Light Verse (1986) — Editor — 142 exemplars
The Rescue of Miss Yaskell: And Other Pipe Dreams (1983) 135 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
So This Is Depravity (1980) 102 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
There's a Country in My Cellar (1990) 97 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Looking Back (New York Review Books Classics) (2002) 69 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Poor Russell's Almanac (1972) 56 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Our Next President (1968) 14 exemplars
All Things Considered (1981) 8 exemplars
An American in Washington (1961) 4 exemplars
No cause for panic (1964) 3 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Upside-Down Man (1977) 3 exemplars

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La revolta dels animals (1945) — Prefaci, algunes edicions60,884 exemplars, 885 ressenyes
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (1987) — Col·laborador — 500 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Col·laborador — 421 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Col·laborador — 325 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Col·laborador — 294 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1968) — Col·laborador — 274 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Col·laborador — 265 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Col·laborador — 217 exemplars
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Col·laborador — 190 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Col·laborador — 179 exemplars
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1963) — Col·laborador — 118 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
Minutes of the Lead Pencil Club: Second Thoughts on the Electronic Revolution (1996) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humour (1982) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Autor — 30 exemplars
Once Upon a Childhood: Stories and Memories of American Youth (2004) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Russell Baker has written a delightful story about growing up in America between the world wars.
SABC | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Sep 28, 2023 |
Good life story of the early years of this reporter and writer.
kslade | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |
This book has excellent descriptors and is well written.
csobolak | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Feb 9, 2022 |



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