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Publisher Comments:

Russell Baker is the 1979 Pulitzer Prize winner for Distinguished Commentary and a columnist for The New York Times. This book traces his youth in the mountains of rural Virginia.

When Baker was only five, his father died. His mother, strong-willed and matriarchal, never looked back. After all, she had three children to raise.

These were depression years, and Mrs. Baker moved her fledgling family to Baltimore. Baker's mother was determined her children would succeed, and we know her regimen worked for Russell. He did everything from delivering papers to hustling subscriptions for the Saturday Evening Post. As is often the case, early hardships made the man.

Synopsis:

This Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography is Russell Baker's unforgettable story of growing up in America between the world wars. It is the story of adversity and courage, of the poignancy of love and the awkwardness of sex, of family bonds and family tensions. "Magical . . . a work of original, biographical art".--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452255500
Author:
Baker, Russell
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Mass Media - Newspapers
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Baker, Russell
Subject:
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Editors, Journalists, Publishers
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 74
Publication Date:
19830131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.98x5.99x.67 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This Pulitzer Prize winning autobiography is Russell Baker's unforgettable story of growing up in America between the world wars. It is the story of adversity and courage, of the poignancy of love and the awkwardness of sex, of family bonds and family tensions. "Magical . . . a work of original, biographical art".--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times.
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