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The Good Times by Russell Baker

The Good Times

by Russell Baker

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Pulitzer Prize winning reporter talks about growing up in Baltimore MD in the 50'd; his first jobs as a reporter, and the famous people that he has covered. ( )
  CoraJoanBurgett | Aug 8, 2008 |
2719 The Good Times, by Russell Baker (read 12 Mar 1995) I read this because of how much I appreciated Baker's superlative book, Growing up. This book covers his time in newspapering from when he was a paper boy to when he became a columnist for the New York Times in about 1961. It is a fascinating account, and I much admire Baker. For one thing, he is till married to the girl he first married and who only had a 10th grade education. His account of being in England when the Queen was crowned and his time as White House and Senate correspondent in the fifties and sixties are sheerly absorbing reading. The last paragraph, on his mother's death, is a classic. The man is a superlative journalist. ( )
  Schmerguls | Mar 11, 2008 |
Russell Baker's memoirs continued from where "Growing Up" left off. Perhaps not quite as charming as the first installment, but only because boyhood always has more charms than adulthood, no matter how well the adult chronicles his memoirs. This is a worthy successor, though, and details Baker's career from newsboy to New York Times columnist. Baker is one of my favorite columnists, and I have always felt he had hidden talents that his column rarely brought out. These two memoirs support that belief. ( )
  burnit99 | Dec 27, 2006 |
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Picking up where Growing Up left off, the noted columnist recounts his odyssey from writing police reports in Baltimore to penning news stories about the Queen of England, offering his wisdom on the grownup world. Reprint. NYT.

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An autobiography of the author of the classic "Growing Up," describing his twenties and thirties and this nation's years under Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy.

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