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Russell Baker (1925–2019)

Autor(a) de Growing Up

22+ Works 2,414 Membros 36 Críticas 8 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Russell Baker

Growing Up (1982) 1,200 exemplares
The Good Times (1989) 369 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Editor — 206 exemplares
Norton Book of Light Verse (1986) — Editor — 138 exemplares
So This Is Depravity (1980) 103 exemplares
There's a Country in My Cellar (1990) 94 exemplares
Poor Russell's Almanac (1972) 56 exemplares
Our Next President (1968) 14 exemplares
All Things Considered (1965) 8 exemplares
An American in Washington (1961) 4 exemplares
Washington, City on the Potomac (1958) 3 exemplares
No cause for panic (1964) 3 exemplares
The Upside-Down Man (1977) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

O Triunfo dos Porcos (1945) — Prefácio, algumas edições59,436 exemplares
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (1987) — Contribuidor — 493 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares
Reporting Vietnam: American Journalism 1959-1969, Volume 1 (1998) — Contribuidor — 321 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 290 exemplares
The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1968) — Contribuidor — 266 exemplares
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contribuidor — 258 exemplares
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 2: American Journalism 1963-1973 (2003) — Contribuidor — 214 exemplares
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1965) — Contribuidor — 178 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum



Russell Baker has written a delightful story about growing up in America between the world wars.
SABC | 14 outras críticas | Sep 28, 2023 |
Good life story of the early years of this reporter and writer.
kslade | 14 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2022 |
laplantelibrary | 1 outra crítica | Apr 19, 2022 |
This book has excellent descriptors and is well written.
csobolak | 14 outras críticas | Feb 9, 2022 |



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