Russell Freedman





Russell Freedman

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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...more


Average rating: 3.94 · 10,165 ratings · 1,689 reviews · 59 distinct works · Similar authors
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The Voice That Challenged a...
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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.”
Russell Freedman

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Vote for our WWI non-fiction title for the March retreat. Last day to vote will be October 22.

The Guns of August The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman Barbara W. Tuchman
 
  6 votes, 28.6%

The Perfect Summer: England 1911, Just Before the Storm The Perfect Summer  England 1911, Just Before the Storm by Juliet Nicolson Juliet Nicolson
 
  6 votes, 28.6%

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World Paris 1919  Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan Margaret MacMillan
 
  3 votes, 14.3%

Nicholas and Alexandra Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie Robert K. Massie
 
  3 votes, 14.3%

Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort Fighting France  From Dunkerque to Belfort (Dodo Press) by Edith Wharton Edith Wharton
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

 
  1 vote, 4.8%

The War to End All Wars: World War I The War to End All Wars  World War I by Russell Freedman Russell Freedman
 
  1 vote, 4.8%

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