Russell Baker

Russell Baker was an American journalist, columnist, and author known for his satirical commentary and autobiographical works. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1979 and for Biography or Autobiography in 1983 for his memoir 'Growing Up'.


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  1. 1. Growing Up

    "Growing Up" is a memoir that recounts the author's experiences growing up in America during the Great Depression and World War II. The author shares his journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in Virginia to becoming a successful journalist in New York. The narrative is filled with engaging anecdotes about his family, particularly his strong-willed mother, and the struggles they faced during these challenging times. The memoir is an exploration of the author's family history, personal growth, and the socio-political landscape of mid-20th century America.

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