Russell Freedman





Russell Freedman


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San Francisco, California, The United States
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Russell Freedman is the award-winning author of 47 books, some of which have been translated into a diverse number of languages, including Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish, Flemish, Arabic and Bengali. But Freedman wasn't always a children's book writer.

He grew up in San Francisco and attended the University of California, Berkeley, and then worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press and as a publicity writer. In these jobs, Freedman did lots of research and provided important information to the public. Since becoming an author, he has done the same thing — but now he gets to focus on topics that he is personally interested in and wants to learn more about.

His nonfiction books range in subject from the lives and behaviors o
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Average rating: 3.93 · 13,548 ratings · 2,126 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Lincoln: A Photobiography

3.94 avg rating — 6,715 ratings — published 1987 — 16 editions
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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life o...

3.91 avg rating — 915 ratings — published 1993 — 9 editions
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The Voice That Challenged a...

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Freedom Walkers: The Story ...

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The Wright Brothers: How Th...

3.77 avg rating — 662 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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The War to End All Wars: Wo...

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Children of the Great Depre...

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Kids at Work: Lewis Hine an...

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Abraham Lincoln and Frederi...

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“I have mo prejudice against the Southern people... They are just what we would ben in their situation. If slavery did not now exits amongst them, they wld not inrtoduce it. If it did now exist amongst us, we should not instantly give it up... I surely will not blame them for not doing what I should not know how to do myself. (p52)”
Russell Freedman, Lincoln: A Photobiography

“Marco reported that homeless children [in Kublai Kahn's city of Daidu] were cared for and educated. While he says little about the system of education in China, we know from records of the time that Kublai Khan created thousands of public schools to provide a basic education for all children, including those of poor peasants. Until then, only the wealthy were literate. Kublai's bid at 'universal education' had never been attempted by any country on Earth. In the western world, nearly 500 years would pass before governments began to take responsibility for the public education of all children.”
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“When I think of the sacrifice yet to be offered and the hearts and homes yet to be made desolate before this dreadful war is over, my heart is like lead within me, and I feel at times like hiding in a deep darkness.”
Russell Freedman, Lincoln: A Photobiography

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