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Growing Up

Author : Russell Baker
ISBN : 9780795317156
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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). 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
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Good Times

Author : Russell Baker
ISBN : 9781626813250
Genre : Humor
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A “superb [and] often hilarious” memoir of a life in journalism, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Growing Up (The New York Times Book Review). “Baker here recalls his years at the Baltimore Sun, where, on ‘starvation wages,’ he worked on the police beat, as a rewrite man, feature writer and White House correspondent. Sent to London in 1953 to report on the coronation, he spent the happiest year of his life there as an innocent abroad. Moving to the New York Times and becoming a ‘two-fisted drinker,’ he covered the Senate and the national political campaigns of 1956 and 1960, and, just as he was becoming bored with routine reporting and the obligation to keep judgments out of his stories, was offered the opportunity to write his own op-ed page column, ‘The Observer.’ With its lively stories about journalists, Washington politicians and topical scandals, the book will delight Baker's devotees—and significantly expand their already vast number.” —Publishers Weekly “Aspiring writers will chuckle over Baker's first, horrible day on police beat, his panicked interview with Evelyn Waugh, and his arrival at Queen Elizabeth's coronation in top hat, tails, and brown-bag lunch.”—Library Journal “A wonderful book.” —Kirkus Reviews
Category: Humor

The Rescue Of Miss Yaskell And Other Pipe Dreams

Author : Russell Baker
ISBN : 9781626813243
Genre : Humor
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Humorous essays by the Pulitzer Prize–winning “supreme satirist” (The Washington Post Book World). This collection of more than a hundred anecdotes and essays from the legendary journalist, New York Times columnist, and author of the bestselling memoir Growing Up offers wise and sharply witty reflections on an extraordinary array of topics, ranging from youth, wealth, the media, and the joy of anger to the difference between “dinner” and “supper.” “Russell Baker is the Alka-Seltzer of the American experience. . . . The most effective comic relief available for the agonizing absurdities we encounter every day.” —Houston Chronicle “When it comes to satire of a controlled but effervescent ferocity, nobody can touch Baker.” —The Washington Post Book World
Category: Humor

Looking Back

Author : Russell Baker
ISBN : 1590170881
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From his youthful days as a delivery boy for William Randolph Hearst's Baltimore newspapers through his many years as a journalist and commentator, Russell Baker has been a keen observer of American politics and culture. Now, in these eleven essays, all originally published in The New York Review of Books, he looks back on a group of iconic public figures from his own past. Here are presidents--Lyndon Johnson feuding with Robert F. Kennedy, and Richard Nixon in his grasping, spectral exile. Here are would-be presidents--Eugene V. Debs and Barry Goldwater, "gentlemen fallen among brutes," and Hearst himself. Here too are those who set their sights on something besides the presidency: Martin Luther King, Joe DiMaggio, and the disputatious memoirists of The New Yorker's glory days. Undeluded by the roar of what he calls "our national engines of ballyhoo, bushwah, and baloney," Russell Baker reflects on the strange fascination that these larger-than-life characters have held for the American imagination. With an elegiac yet shrewd sense of their accomplishments both enduring and ephemeral, he traces the impressions they left on twentieth-century America--and on him.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Inventing The Truth

Author : Russell Baker
ISBN : 0395901502
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past.
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Russell Baker S Book Of American Humor

Author : Russell Baker
ISBN : 0393035921
Genre : Humor
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Divided into sections including "The Human Muddle" and "Family Life," a hilarious treasury of American humor draws on the work of H. L. Mencken, James Thurber, Zora Neale Hurston, Molly Ivins, P. J. O'Rourke, Ring Lardner, and others. 40,000 first printing.
Category: Humor

So This Is Depravity

Author : Russell Baker
ISBN : 9781626813205
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“It is not that Russell Baker is funny, his genius is being so true that nothing remains but to laugh.” —John Kenneth Galbraith "Baker, like Andy Rooney, looks into things that keep all our lives from being ordinary." —Chattanooga News-Free Press Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Russell Baker has charmed readers with his sharp humor and shrewd commentary. The indelible voice of the bestselling memoir GROWING UP compiles some of his greatest New York Times columns in this collection of honest, witty, and profound essays—reflecting on politics, society, and life in all its absurd glory.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Russell Baker

Author : Frederic P. Miller
ISBN : 613434737X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Russell Wayne Baker (born August 14, 1925) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical prose, as well as for his autobiography, Growing Up. Baker was the eldest of three children born to Benny and Lucy Elizabeth Baker in Morrisonville, Virginia. His first sister, Doris, was born in 1927, and after three years his second sister Audrey was born. Unfortunately, due to being desperately poor during the great depression, his mother had to make a heartbreaking decision and gave Audrey up for adoption to her brother-in-law and his wife . Baker's father had died of diabetes by this point when Russell was five, so his mother had to move the family to Belleville, New Jersey to live with her brother and sister-in-law. Later they moved to urban Baltimore where he graduated from the Baltimore City College high school in 1943 and received his B.A. from the School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in 1947.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Growing Up In California

Author : Michael B. Barker
ISBN : 9780595195671
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Seldom has a biography produced such a ribald cast of characters, from saints to scoundrels, from war heros to draft dodgers, from movie stars to could-have-beens. Growing up in a show business family during World War II, the author relishes in prose unique glimpses of the lives and times of those who entertained and enlightened the greatest generation.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

We Are America A Thematic Reader And Guide To Writing

Author : Anna Joy
ISBN : 9781413030372
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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WE ARE AMERICA: A THEMATIC READER AND GUIDE TO WRITING introduces beginning writers to the writing process, basic reading skills, and the essential elements of effective writing-unity, coherence, completeness, and sentence skills-and critical reading. This textbook includes a thematic reader whose selections reflect culturally and ethnically diverse points of view. Readings, discussion questions, and topics for writing are designed to mirror students' backgrounds and concerns, and to increase students' sensitivity to experiences and cultural perspectives different from their own. In addition, this version comes with cross-cultural thematic readings, practice exercises, and a grammar handbook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines