Growing up

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New American Library, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 278 pages
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For use in schools and libraries only. This is Russell Baker's story of growing up in America between the world wars--in the backwoods mountains of Virginia, in a New Jersey commuter town, and finally in the Depression-shadowed urban landscape of Baltimore.

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Witty, charming prose through a modest voice. - Goodreads
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Mr. Baker's prose is a delight. - Goodreads
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The memoir, Growing Up written by an outstanding author named Russel Baker, takes the readers to a nostalgic journey of his life as a curious young boy living in the rural Virginia to a determined ... Read full review

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I bought this at a yard sale. Took it home and read it in one day...loved it. Witty ,engaging and honest, I felt a kinship with his characters and loved his prose. A must read. Read full review


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RUSSELL BAKER is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer known for his satirical commentary and self-critical prose.

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