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Russell Freedman (1929–2018)

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Russell Freedman was born in San Francisco, California on October 11, 1929. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley in 1951. After college, he served in the U.S. Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean War. After his military service, he became a näytä lisää reporter and editor with the Associated Press. In 1956, he took a position at the advertising agency J. Walter Thompson in New York, where he did publicity writing for television. In 1965, he became a full-time writer. His first book, Teenagers Who Made History, was published in 1961. He went on to publish more than 60 nonfiction titles for young readers including Immigrant Kids, Cowboys of the Old West, Indian Chiefs, Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life, Confucius: The Golden Rule, Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America, Vietnam: A History of the War, and The Sinking of the Vasa. He received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography and three Newbery Honors for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery, The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane, and The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights. He also received the Regina Medal, the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Award, the Orbis Pictus Award, the Sibert Medal, a Sibert Honor, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the National Humanities Medal. He died on March 16, 2018 at the age of 88. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Lincoln: A Photobiography (1987) 2,522 kappaletta
Immigrant Kids (1992) 1,065 kappaletta
Children of the Wild West (1983) 804 kappaletta
100 People Who Changed America (2004) 804 kappaletta
Cowboys of the Wild West (1985) 553 kappaletta
Adventures of Marco Polo (2006) 542 kappaletta
An Indian Winter (1992) 459 kappaletta
Children of the Great Depression (2005) 425 kappaletta
Indian Chiefs (1987) 392 kappaletta
Buffalo Hunt (1988) 386 kappaletta
The Life and Death of Crazy Horse (1996) 369 kappaletta
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1990) 364 kappaletta
Confucius : The Golden Rule (2002) 341 kappaletta
Washington at Valley Forge (2008) 219 kappaletta
The Boston Tea Party (2012) 147 kappaletta
Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life (1998) 114 kappaletta
Vietnam: A History of the War (2016) 101 kappaletta
Teenagers Who Made History (1961) 20 kappaletta
Animal Architects (1971) 19 kappaletta
Animal Fathers (1975) 15 kappaletta
The brains of animals and man (1971) 14 kappaletta
Farm Babies (1981) 14 kappaletta
They Lived with Dinosaurs (1980) 13 kappaletta
2000 Years of Space Travel (1963) 9 kappaletta
How Birds Fly (1977) 8 kappaletta
Sharks (1985) 7 kappaletta
Scouting with Baden-Powell (1967) 7 kappaletta
Getting Born (1978) 6 kappaletta
Killer snakes (1982) 6 kappaletta
Dinosaurs and Their Young (1983) 6 kappaletta
Animal games (1976) 5 kappaletta
Animal instincts (1970) 4 kappaletta
Rattlesnakes (1984) 4 kappaletta
Killer Fish (1982) 4 kappaletta
How animals learn 3 kappaletta
The first days of life (1974) 2 kappaletta
How animals defend their young (1978) 2 kappaletta
A Indian Winter 2 kappaletta
Books 1 kappale
One-Girl Team 1 kappale

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Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Avustaja — 353 kappaletta
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 7, March 1978 (1978) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 3, November 1975 (1975) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Cricket Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 9, May 1977 (1977) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Freedman, Russell Bruce
Muut nimet
FREEDMAN, Russell Bruce
San Francisco, California, USA
Manhattan, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
San Jose State University
University of California, Berkeley (English literature)
children's book author
United States Army (Korean War)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal (1998)
National Humanities Medal (2007)
May Hill Arbuthnot Lecturer (2006)
Regina Medal (1996)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Freedman writes non-fiction books for children which are often lavishly illustratated with photos. He is a Newbery author.



In this Newberry Honor book, the author (who won a Newberry Medal for [b:Lincoln: A Photobiography|106597|Lincoln A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)|Russell Freedman|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1171565752s/106597.jpg|2123264]) relies heavily on 94 photographs to tell the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright's historic scientific breakthrough. Many of the pictures were taken by the Wright brothers or their associates, giving the text considerable first-hand credibility. Although the book is sized like a picture book and the font is larger than 12-point, the text is considerably more dense. The author gives a brief biography as well as a summary of flight experiments conducted prior to the Wright brothers. From there, the story moves though the first Kitty Hawk flight and beyond, chronicling the brothers' progress after that historic moment. The back of the book includes information about the photographs, a list of Wright brother-related places to visit, and further readings.… (lisätietoja)
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Library_Guard | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 17, 2024 |
This book by Russell Freedman is a Newberry award winner. It is about president Abraham Lincoln. It is nonfiction and about real United States history. This book is a biography about the presidents life from his childhood until his death.
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ergoldie | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 16, 2024 |
A Newbery Honor-winning biography of the men whose experiments brought about the Age of Flight.
This engaging narrative account of Orville and Wilbur Wright, two men with little formal schooling but a knack for solving problems, follows their interest from a young age in the developing field of aeronautics. Russell Freedman’s writing brings the brothers’ personalities to life, enhancing the record of events with excerpts from the brothers’ writing and correspondence, and accounts of those who knew them.
Chronicling their lives from their early mechanical work on toys and bicycles through the development of several flyers, The Wright Brothers follows the siblings through their achievements—not only the first powered, sustained, controlled airplane flight, but the numerous improvements and enhancements that followed, their revolutionary airplane business, and the long legacy of that first brief flight.
Illustrated with numerous historical photographs—many taken by the Wright brothers themselves—this is a concise, extremely reader-friendly introduction to these important American inventors.
Includes a note on the Wright brothers’ photographs, as well as recommendation for further reading and learning.
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MasseyLibrary | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 22, 2024 |
This book was a little slow to start but really picked up to become a very engaging book. The book was able to teach me a great deal without dumbing down some very complicated issues. The pictures were interesting but the book was seriously lacking in a map of the Civil War battles.
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mslibrarynerd | 49 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 13, 2024 |



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