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The Resource Growing Up, Russell Baker, (electronic resource)

Growing Up, Russell Baker, (electronic resource)

Label
Growing Up
Title
Growing Up
Statement of responsibility
Russell Baker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize?winning memoir about coming of age in America between the world wars: "So warm, so likable and so disarmingly funny" ( The New York Times ). One of the New York Times ' "50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years" Ranging from the backwoods of Virginia to a New Jersey commuter town to the city of Baltimore, this remarkable memoir recounts Russell Baker's experience of growing up in pre?World War II America, before he went on to a celebrated career in journalism. With poignant, humorous tales of powerful love, awkward sex, and courage in the face of adversity, Baker reveals how he helped his mother and family through the Great Depression by delivering papers and hustling subscriptions to the Saturday Evening Post ?a job which introduced him to bullies, mentors, and heroes who endured this national disaster with hard work and good cheer. Called "a treasure" by Anne Tyler and "a blessing" by Time magazine, this autobiography is a modern-day classic?"a wondrous book [with scenes] as funny and touching as Mark Twain's" ( Los Angeles Times Book Review ). "In lovely, haunting prose, he has told a story that is deeply in the American grain." ? The Washington Post Book World "A terrific book." ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Biography type
autobiography
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1925-2019
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Baker, Russell
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Baker, Russell
  • Authors, American
  • Journalists
Label
Growing Up, Russell Baker, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795317163
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539c113b-2bde-42b6-b90c-b66de12b4c3d
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe PDF eBook
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Growing Up, Russell Baker, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795317163
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
539c113b-2bde-42b6-b90c-b66de12b4c3d
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe PDF eBook
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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