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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I loved Growing Up, and how the narrator was able to make something from nothing in many cases during the Great Depression. In vivid detail he recalls how nothing was ever taken for granted, how ... Read full review

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Funny, honest and fascinating coming of age story. Our author survives very strong women, the Great Depression, the loss of his father, and WWII; and writes about it all with great wit and charm. 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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